MEASURING THE EFFECT OF TRANSPORTATION ACCESSIBILITY ON INNER-CITY EMPLOYMENT

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 WHICH CONSIDERS THE DIRECT RELATIONSHIP OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICE AND EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS IN A MANNER WHICH 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 ATTRIBUTED TO PROPOSED ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS PRIOR TO 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, HOPEFULLY, TO A MORE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF RESOURCES IN THE QUEST FOR "OPTIMUM" TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract UMTA-URT-29 UMTANY-11-0009-72-1
  • Corporate Authors:

    Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

    333 Jay Street
    Brooklyn, NY  USA  11201
  • Authors:
    • Falcocchio, J C
    • Pignataro, L J
    • Shane, W R
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM