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Drexel University

Parking Costs Are Part of a Comprehensive Transportation Management Framework

Caption: A parking payment kiosk in Philadelphia is situated near bicycle racks, a bus stop and a subway station entrance. Researchers led by Amy Auchincloss, Ph.D., of Drexel University report, in one of the first baseline studies of comprehensive public parking costs, that parking costs in 107 US cities are overall very low. Higher parking costs were positively correlated with public transit passenger miles, even after adjusting for economic features of each city. The authors recommend considering parking costs as part of a comprehensive transportation management framework.

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