Those Who Need it Most: Maximizing Transit Accessibility and Removing Barriers to Employment in Areas of Concentrated Poverty
Posted on April, 16th 2019
Citation: Gutherie, A., Fan, Y., Crabtree, S., & Burga, F. (2019) Those Who Need it Most: Maximizing Transit Accessibility and Removing Barriers to Employment in Areas of Concentrated Poverty. Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
Abstract: This report described innovative approaches that were used to reach out to disadvantaged populations within the Twin Cities Region on Minnesota and the results this outreach. Findings show that participants activity spaces differ depending on vehicle availability as well as attitudes towards public transit. Issues examined included concerns about regional accessibility and access to local transit including safety, comfort, and security. Finding lead the researchers to believe that commonly stated “best practices” in transit-oriented development are best practices for everyone.