CadillacNews.com: "The study found that public transit in Michigan delivered $804 million in social benefits statewide.
The value of these benefits far exceeded the cost to operate and maintain the transit system. Each dollar spent on transit services provided $1.46 in economic value to the community.
Hiring and spending by public transit agencies contributed $1 billion in economic activity in 2008, according to the study. The study also found that every 10 jobs created in the public transit sector help create six additional jobs in the rest of the economy."