Transit Benefits Calculator

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Welcome to the Center for Transportation Excellence's Transit Benefit Calculator and Database. We have developed this tool to allow transit supporters to measure the benefits of actual or proposed transit investments in their community. Please fill out all known information as well as search parameters for the database. Once you hit "submit" a separate page will generate outlining your results.

We're currently working on improvements to the transit benefits calculator. It will return soon.

Don't double count benefits: Dollar benefits such as jobs created, business revenue growth, and transportation cost savings are alternative descriptions. They cannot be added together.

How did we get these numbers?: To ensure accuracy, please be sure to review our How did we get these numbers? section for each of the calculators. These descriptions include important information on how we developed the numbers and how the results can and should be best described.

This calculator uses national averages: Please remember that while it is entirely appropriate to use national data, you should make it clear that these are estimates for your community based on national averages. If you're interested in developing more specific localized information, check out: "Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Public Transit Projects: A Guidebook for Practitioners. TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 78.

  • 76% of public funding for transit is spent creating and supporting hundreds of thousands of private sector jobs