Metro areas that have robust train and bus systems linking workers and job centers will flourish in the coming years as transit use increases and driving decreases, said Adie Tomer, Brookings’ senior research associate and author of the report.
Nationally, jobsites in major metro areas are reachable by bus or train within 90 minutes by about 27 percent of that area’s workforce, the report said. In the Inland area, less than 8 percent of workers can get to the typical job center within 90 minutes using public transit.
“Whether you look at it as an employer or as the employee or consumer of that business, it shows a discontinuity in transit service,” Tomer said.
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