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Brookings Institution reports that far too many Cincinnati jobs lack transit access

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.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.