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Spatial Mismatch — Sprawl & Poor Transit Further Unemployment

Social and economic equality and inequality have many root causes. A paper published in the mid-196os examined the “spatial-mismatch hypothesis.” John Kain, an economist at Harvard University, found a significant connection between unemployment rates (especially in minorities) to this theory of the geography of unemployment. The description “spatial mismatch” finds higher low-income community unemployment due … [continued]

October Transit Savings = $818 on Average

Save some money and avoid the morning smell of diesel and arduous traffic. Instead, sit back and multi-task or relax on the way to work. If this sounds appealing, choose public transit. According to the American Public Transportation Association’s October Transit Savings Report, last month’s average annual savings for public transit … [continued]

2.7 Billion+ Trips Taken On Public Transportation In 2nd Quarter

US public transportation ridership increased yet again in the second quarter of 2014. A press release report released by the American Public Transportation Association showed urban mobility increasing to over 2.7 billion trips on US public transportation in the second quarter. Urban travelers are making commonsense choices for their pockets and the environment, … [continued]