Does cutting public transit limit access to church?
With a focus on Allegheny County of course.
If you missed it.. some colleagues of mine did a bit more formal calculation of the numbers that will be impacted by the transit cuts. See: Impact of Port Authority Route Eliminations.
But if you really want to start adding up the costs of all this, I still say start with this unfortunate natural experiment and read this journal article and extrapolate: The Benefits of Prenatal Care: Evidence from the PAT Bus Strike. by William N. Evans Diana S. Lien. Department of Economics University of Maryland and CNA Corporation. March 2002.
Such a long way in such a short time from when Allegheny County and the Port Authority were on the cutting edge of public transit in the nation.