Connecting Mass Transit and Employment

The objective of this chapter is to highlight the dynamics of employment-related travel. The focus is placed on how transit can connect workers with their places of employment, while acknowledging a broadened definition of “commuting” that accounts for transportation mobility needs for the entire workday rather than simply the trips to and from the workplace. Implicit to this perspective is the consideration of trip purposes beyond those at the beginning and end of the workday. Workers often have complex travel patterns that include travel throughout the day for personal business that are not generally addressed by typical employment accessibility efforts. For this reason, this chapter also discusses employment- and non-employment-related travel for planning and evaluation efforts related to public transit.

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    • Published as Volume 5, Handbooks in Transport series, ISSN 1472-7889.
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    The Boulevard, Langford Lane
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  • Authors:
    • Sanchez, Thomas W
  • Publication Date: 2004


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 111-124
  • Monograph Title: Handbook of Transport Geography and Spatial Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01004004
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080441084
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2005 1:36PM