Brookings Takes Another Look At How Well Jobs & Transit Are Linked
A little more than a year after releasing Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America, Brookings is back with another look at how well jobs and transit are linked.
Flipping the perspective from the demand side of the employer-employee relationship, the new "Where the Jobs Are: Employer Access to Labor by Transit" looks at transit accessibility from the supply side. While the change perspective offers some nuanced results, the bottom line remains the same: about 27 percent to 30 percent of people are able to take transit to work in a commute that takes 90 minutes or less.
Just before Brookings released its first employment and transit report, the Center for Transit-Oriented Development (Reconnecting America is a partner) released two papers on employment centers and their relationship to transit, which highlight the importance of connecting people of all incomes to job opportunities in all industries via transit.