Refs & Calcs Congestion

References & Calculations

50% of Transportation Spending Devoted to Transit Carrying 4.5% of Rides by 2040

  1. Puget Sound Regional Council,Transportation 2040 Update Report,” May 29, 2014, p 37 Financial Summary 2010-2040 

  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “CPI Inflation Calculator,”  $1 (2008) = $1.10 (2015)

  3. $173.6 billion (2008$)* 1.10 (2016$/2008$) = $191 billion (2015$)

  4. dollars converted to fraction of spending

  5. ibid, p. 64, Travel Mode Share,

  6. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) When Costs Matter chart, Local BRT "lite" vs. Light Rail: Snohomish County Swift vs. Seattle Light Rail




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