Report: Transit’s Not Keeping Up With “Job Sprawl”
[Excerpt] The jobs are out in the suburbs. The workers live in the city. The bus often can’t connect the two.
January 18, 2015
Report: Lack of transportation in Greater New Haven keeps people out of workforce
[Excerpt] According to the report, New Haven has been adding high-paying jobs since 2000 that go primarily to college graduates, and only 4 percent of 47,000 jobs paying more than $20 per hour are held by residents of the city’s low-income neighborhoods. Most of the living-wage jobs in New Haven — 81 percent — are held by out-of-towners. SCRCOG Executive Director Carl Amento called the problem “this mismatch between where the jobs are and where the people are.”
January 16, 2015
How Transportation Problems Keep People Out of the Workforce in Greater New Haven
Commissioned by the South Central Regional Council of Governments, the region’s branch of the NAACP and the Workforce Alliance, DataHaven analyzed how transportation — or lack thereof — keeps people out of the workforce in Greater New Haven. Most entry and mid-level jobs are located outside of downtown New Haven, while the majority of low-income adults live in the city. This spatial mismatch between supply and demand for regional jobs makes access to transportation a crucial issue to regional economic opportunities.
December 31, 2014
Access to transportation in Greater New Haven key for employment, COG study finds
[Excerpt] This will not come as big news to anyone who depends on the bus — or two or three buses — to get to work, but a new area study has found that the more spread out and off-the-bus-line jobs are, the harder it is for people who ride the bus to get jobs.
November 23, 2014
Transportation drives job inequality
[Excerpt] In the face of a persistently high unemployment rate in the Elm City, the nonprofit organization DataHaven recently released research raising questions about the relationship between public transportation and employment opportunities.
September 02, 2014
Op-Ed: Connecting more people to work in Greater New Haven
[Excerpt] Another interesting point to make a note of is that the number of positions accessible by bicycle is greater than the number of positions accessible by public transportation. This indicates that it is also worthwhile to think about improving the current condition of bike routes and bike rack-equipped transit systems, so that both biking and public transit (or the two combined, as bikes can reduce workers’ time getting to or from bus stops) are more on par with private automobiles.
May 21, 2014