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Accession Number PB2014-106709
Title Social Equity, Mobility, and Access.
Publication Date Mar 2014
Media Count 98p
Personal Author A. Hoback
Abstract This report discusses how transportation policies can aggravate or alleviate social equity problems. Current transit systems (Detroit, Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, and St. Louis) were studied with respect to their strategies and relative success in remediatiating social inequity as compared with Detroit's transit systems. The five cities were studied with respect to the number of employment opportunities available within transit distance. Not surprisingly, Detroit Metro was shown to offer fewer opportunities than elsewhere. A recommendation was made for more effective basic bus service in Metro Detroit as a means of improving job equity for residents. Social equity is tied to access to jobs and other destinations. In the past, this has limited employment and other opportunities for low-income residents and others with limited means of travel.
Keywords Access to jobs
Bus services
Low income groups
Public transportation
Social equity
Social welfare
Transit systems
Travel to work

Source Agency N/A
NTIS Subject Category 91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
85 - Transportation
92C - Social Concerns
Corporate Author Mineta Transportation Inst., San Jose, CA. Coll. of Business.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1418
Contract Number DTRT12-G-UTC21-2010-0299

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