MEASURING THE EFFECT OF TRANSPORTATION ACCESSIBILITY ON INNER-CITY UNEMPLOYMENT

This study presents some empirical evidence on the manner in which transportation service to job sites influences the employment potential of low-income workers who inhabit the inner city. In addition, it describes an employment-accessibility model that considers the direct relationship of transportation service and employment characteristics in a manner that permits quantification of the expected benefits in unemployment reduction through a proposed improvement in transportation accessibility. Unlike other studies of a similar nature, this research has demonstrated the feasibility of obtaining estimates of unemployment reduction attributable to proposed accessibility improvements before the implementation of a demonstration program. The implications of these findings are, therefore, of significant importance in evaluating the worth of a capital or operating expenditure for improving transportation accessibility because they will lead to more efficient utilization of resources in the quest for "optimum" transportation improvements. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 28-38
  • Monograph Title: Transportation for the disadvantaged
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022584
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM