Metropolitan Policy Program

Missed Opportunity

Interior of a Yellow Line train on Washington Metro, crossing the Potomac River between the Pentagon and L'Enfant Plaza stations on a Sunday afternoon (AudeVivere, Creative Commons).

Paper

Connecting to Opportunity: Access to Jobs via Transit in the Washington, D.C. Region

November 8, 2012, Martha Ross and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

Martha Ross and Nicole Prchal Svajlenka examine how effectively transit connects people and jobs within the Washington, D.C. region, as well as the impact access to transit has on housing affordability. The authors highlight the necessity of integrated, place-based policymaking decisions to optimize the region’s development patterns.

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