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IPED Technical Report: 2011-6


The Institute for Policy and Economic Development (IPED) at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) was contracted by the Planning Division of City of El Paso to conduct an economic impact analysis of the proposed construction of the Northgate Transfer Center (NTC) that will accommodate a bus rapid transit system. This report is generated for the purpose of supporting a submission for funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER Discretionary Grants). Therefore, this study quantifies the economic impacts of the proposed construction of the NTC on the County of El Paso, Texas. Specifically, this report estimates the effects that the NTC construction would have on output (business volume), labor income, employment, and tax revenues within the county.