JOB ACCESSIBILITY: A STUDY OF FACTORS INHIBITING EMPLOYMENT

THE RELATIONSHIP OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO TRANSPORTATION WAS STUDIED IN THE MODEL CITIES NEIGHBORHOOD OF SYRACUSE, N.Y., WITH FAMILY INCOME SERVING AS THE CRITERION OF FOCUS. ABOUT 1200 INTERVIEWS WERE HELD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD TO DISCOVER VIEWS TOWARD UNEMPLOYMENT. AN INTERESTING FINDING WAS THAT ABOUT 1400 HEALTHY MALES OF WORKING AGE HAD BEEN EFFECTIVELY BARRED FROM JOINING THE WORK FORCE. IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT 18,000 JOBS ARE NOT SERVED BY THE PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEM AND THAT THIS SYSTEM IS ONLY ABOUT A THIRD AS EFFICIENT AS THE AUTOMOBILE IN PROVIDING INNER-CITY RESIDENTS ACCESS TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES. THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS ALMOST 10 TIMES HIGHER AMONG THOSE DEPENDENT ON THE BUS FOR WORK TRIPS THAN AMONG AUTO USERS. CURRENTLY AVAILABLE PUBLIC TRANSIT RESOURCES ARE UNABLE TO CORRECT THESE DEFICIENCIES. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    SYRACUSE-ONONDAGA COUNTY PLANNING AGENCY.

    SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
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  • Publication Date: 1969-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 23 1972 12:00AM