PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND EMPLOYMENT STUDY

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INNER CITY UNEMPLOYMENT AND BUS TRANSIT SERVICE WAS STUDIED IN THE RICHMOND REGION. SURVEY DATA INDICATED THAT EXISTING JOB OPPORTUNITY CENTERS ARE POORLY SERVED BY PRESENT BUS ROUTES, AND THAT INNER CITY UMEMPLOYED USUALLY LACK ACCESS TO A PRIVATE AUTOMOBILE. IN ADDITION, AVAILABLE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES WERE FOUND TO BE USED BY ONLY ABOUT HALF OF THOSE SEEKING OR OFFERING WORK. THE AUTHORS RECOMMEND CREATION OF COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT CENTERS IN WHICH INNER CITY RESIDENTS CAN OBTAIN JOB INFORMATION AND DIRECT CONTACTS WITH POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS. CHANGES IN BUS ROUTES AND INAUGURATION OF DIRECT, HOME-TO-WORK SERVICES ARE RECOMMENDED TO MAKE JOB OPPORTUNITIES ACCESSIBLE TO INNER CITY RESIDENTS.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Richmond Regional Planning Commission

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  • Publication Date: 1971-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 1982 12:00AM