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How does public transportation affect economic mobility?

Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, participated in a radio program on Bay Area station KALW on Sept. 10.

The Your Call program featured a conversation about how the expansion of mass transit system would affect economic productivity. The show discussed Reconnecting America's Moving to Work in the Bay Area report and new research by UC Berkeley showing that depending on the size of a city, the economic value of transit could be worth anywhere from $1.5 million to almost $2 billion dollars a year.

In addition to Wood, program host Rose Aquilar's guests included Dan Chatman, assistant professor of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley, and Debbie Hale, Executive Director Contract Performance Goals and Objectives The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC).