Brookings Institution reports that far too many Cincinnati jobs lack transit access.
A new report from the Brookings Institution reinforces what UrbanCincy reported on 10 months ago. According to the report, 41 percent of the Cincinnati region’s jobs are in neighborhoods completely devoid of public transit. What is perhaps even worse is that the report finds that more than three-quarters of Cincinnati’s working-age population cannot reach a typical job in under 90 minutes. More from the Cincinnati Business Courier:
Businesses must be more aware of public transit service when they decide where to locate, and regions must look at other ways to link suburbs where a growing number of jobs are located…That’s especially important here, where the region has developed major centers of commerce in outlying counties such as Boone in Kentucky and Clermont and Butler in Ohio, said Mark Policinski, executive director of the OKI Regional Council of Governments transportation planning agency.