ESI was retained in 2018 by the Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC), the comprehensive provider of public transit services in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to assess its economic impact. The report demonstrates the impact of PAAC’s expenditures and service on the economy, on residents, and on state and local tax bases through a variety of economic frameworks.
PAAC has a significant economic footprint in the region in its capacity as a major employer and purchaser of goods and services. In addition, its service is essential to enabling access and the dense employment nodes that help to drive the productivity of the Pittsburgh region. These competitiveness benefits shape regional development patterns, and add value to individual homeowners with access to PAAC service.