Economic Development Implications of Commuter Rail in Central Texas

Austin-San Antonio Intermunicipal Commuter Rail District

Tasked with evaluating the economic development implications of implementing commuter rail between Austin and San Antonio, TXP built a custom econometric model that determined whether or not this region could support this type of transit system. Specifically, the Austin-San Antonio Corridor was compared to other U.S. regions to determine the likelihood that a rail project would have positive long-term economic impacts on the region.