12:09am

Tue September 10, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: How does public transportation affect economic mobility?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about how the expansion of mass transit system would affect economic productivity. According to new research, depending on the size of a city, the economic value of transit could be worth anywhere from $1.5 million to almost $2 billion dollars a year. What will it take to convince your city to invest in and expand public transportation? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Jeff Wood, New Media Director and Chief Cartographer at Reconnecting America

Dan Chatman, assistant professor of city and regional planning at UC Berkeley

Debbie Hale, Executive Director Contract Performance Goals and Objectives The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC)

Web Resources:

Urban Studies: Transit Service, Physical Agglomeration and Productivity in US Metropolitan Areas

The Atlantic: 'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

The Atlantic: Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think

Study Examines Critical Role Of Transit In Linking Low-Income Communities With Career-Ladder Opportunities

Reconnecting America

NY Times: Stranded by Sprawl

SF Gate: Lyft for riders is a downer for SF taxis

Writing in Public: Rebecca Solnit Considers the Google Bus

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