Employer-Sponsored Transit Subsidies

At a Glance:

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Date: 2011

Vital Condition: Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: transit system, Safe and affordable public transit

Affected Population: N/A

Research Methods: Qualitative research

Community Types: urban

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Data collected from the EasyRide HIA will provide new information that may influence employer decisions to adopt or renew contracts with MTA to provide free or discounted transit passes to their employees. The HIA will highlight health benefits of using transit for daily commuting in Davidson County, such as increased physical activity, improved air quality, and reduced risk for injuries from crashes.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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