Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America

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Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America - Brookings Institution


EVENT SUMMARY

Against the backdrop of rising gas prices, growing suburban poverty, continued sprawl and uneven transit availability in cities and suburbs, the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings will release a first-of-its-kind analysis that shows how transit systems link workers to jobs in metropolitan America. The analysis informs critical policy and investment decisions at a time of scarce public and private resources. Vice President and Director of Metropolitan Policy Bruce Katz will moderate a dialogue with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Event Information

When Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Where Falk Auditorium The Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, DC

I reviewed an earlier draft of this report, and the research in here is important in advancing consistent measures of transit accessibility across cities. This will be a baseline on which other metropolitan comparisons of accessibility can be compared.

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You say you read an earlier draft of the Brookings Institution's "Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America" scheduled for Thursday May 12. I'm suppoed to write a piece for the Puget Sound Business Journal and would appreciate your sending me what you have.

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David Levinson

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