Comparing Metropolitan Areas by Transit-Accessible Jobs
Angie Schmitt shares news of the "Access Across America: Transit 2016" report released by researchers at the University of Minnesota that ranks the nation's largest metropolitan regions by the quality of job access to transit.
"Using detailed data on population, employment, and transit schedules, the rankings weigh how many jobs residents can typically access via bus or train in a given amount of time," explains Schmitt. "The more jobs are within reach of more people in less time, the better a region’s rank will be."
According to the report, New York leads the nation in jobs access by transit, followed by San Francisco and Chicago. The top ten is unchanged since last year, reports Schmitt, though 36 out of the 49 largest metropolitan areas in the country improved between 2015 and 2016. The cities with the largest improvements: Cincinnati (11.23 percent), Charlotte (11.02 percent), and Orlando (10.83 percent).