January 18, 2012

Economic and Job Creation Analysis: SCAG RTP 2012 (Full Report)

This report forecasted the yearly direct and indirect effects of the Southern California Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy out to 2035. The analysis displayed an annual increase of nearly 200,000 jobs across the six-county region as well as a rise in indirect spending by the beneficiaries of these newly-added occupations. SCAG validated the REMI model results against a literary comparison and believes a better estimate of job gains from the network benefits of fully implementing the RTP are 354,000 jobs per year, on average. Reductions in congestion delays and air quality improvements enhance economic competitiveness in the SCAG region, which could create even larger returns on this transportation investment.

SCAG – RTP 2012-2035 [full PDF]