Invest in Metro Transit and Workers

May 12, 2011

Seventy percent of U.S. residents have access to transit, yet only 30 percent of jobs are readily accessible to the typical metropolitan commuter. Why? Transit systems haven’t been kept up-to-date. A new Metropolitan Policy Program report looks at the link between transit systems, workers, and jobs in the top 100 metro areas and offers policy and investment recommendations designed to improve metro area transit. Rob Puentes, one of the report’s co-authors, reviews the findings.