Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Transit Cuts Imperil Jobs, Especially For Those Without Cars, Studies Find

The Journal Sentinel is reporting on a recent UWM study about the relationship between transit and employment.

I had posted the study a little while ago. It needs the widest possible distribution, as tens of thousands of local residents, principally in the Milwaukee central city, are on the harder edge of that relationsip because their lower-income status includes having no access to an automobile.

A recent SEWRPC update on its regional housing plan given to its Environmental Justice Task Force on September 22nd puts the figures this way:

9% of the Region's households do not have a vehicle available.

That figure increases to 13% in Milwaukee County and 20% in lower-income areas within the City of Milwaukee.

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