Social Equity, Mobility, and Access

The economic and transportation systems of Detroit feature great inequity. This report discusses how transportation policies can aggravate or alleviate social equity problems. It compares Detroit’s transit systems with those in Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, and St. Louis with respect to their strategies and relative success in remediatiating social inequity. It examines the number of employment opportunities available within transit distance and finds that Detroit Metro offers fewer opportunities than elsewhere. Transit captive riders can reach many fewer jobs (perhaps less than one-fifth as many) than a resident driving a car for one hour, and access is even worse for those living in suburbs. The report identifies improved bus service as a means of improving job equity for residents.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: xii, 82p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01533115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-MNTRC-14-1136, MNTRC Report 12-22, RC-1599
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12-G-UTC21
  • Files: CALTRANS, UTC, TRIS, RITA, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2014 9:22AM