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(Learn how and when to remove this template message) Tram tunnel in Bratislava, Slovakia - a connection of embankment with a city centre

Investment in public transport has secondary positive effects on the local economy, with between $4[61] and $9 of economic activity resulting from every dollar spent.[5] Many businesses rely on access to a transit system, in particular in cities and countries where access to cars is less widespread, businesses which require lar

Above that, public transportation opens to its users the possibility of meeting other people, as no concentration is diverted from interacting with fellow-travelers due to any steering activities. Adding to the above-said, public transport becomes a location of inter-social encounters across all boundaries of social, ethnic and other types of affiliation.

Investment in public transport has secondary positive effects on the local economy, with between $4[61] and $9 of economic activity resulting from every dollar spent.[5] Many businesses rely on access to a transit system, in particular in cities and countries where access to cars is less widespread, businesses which require large numbers of people going to a same place may not be able to accommodate a large number of cars (concert venues, sport stadia, airports, exhibitions centres,...), or businesses where people are not able to use a car (bars, hospitals, or industries in the tourism sector whose customers may not have their cars). Transit systems also have an effect on derived businesses: commercial websites have been founded, such as Hopstop.com, that give directions through mass transit systems; in some cities, such as London, products themed on the local transport system are a popular tourist souvenir. Research in the Washington, DC area shows that public transport does a better job of providing high-skill residents with access to high-skill jobs than it does mid-skill residents to mid-skill jobs and low-skill residents to low-skill jobs.[62]

Social issues

Because night trains or coaches can be cheaper than motels, homeless persons sometimes use these as overnight shelters, as with the famous Line 22 ("Hotel 22") in Silicon Valley.[63][64]

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