THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PUBLIC TRANSIT AND EMPLOYMENT: THE CASES OF PORTLAND AND ATLANTA

Much attention is being paid to the role of public transit in employment-related mobility for urban residents, yet there is very little evidence of the degree to which one affects the other. This article describes a study analyzing the locations and employment characteristics of workers with varying levels of access to public transit. Using census data and a variety of spatial measures generated by a geographic information system, a two-stage least squares regression was used to estimate the relationship of access to public transit with labor participation levels for Portland, Oregon, and Atlanta, Georgia. The results suggest that access to public transit is a significant factor in determining average rates of labor participation within these two cities.

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    American Planning Association

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  • Authors:
    • Sanchez, T W
  • Publication Date: 1999

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00779640
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 10 1999 12:00AM