Our Inability to Get to Work by Transit  

Why can’t we get to 82% of the jobs in the Kansas City region by transit and what are we doing to improve the situation?

In 2012 a nationwide report by The Brookings Institution evaluated 100 cities and the ability to get to work by transit. Kansas City came in 94th. It was reported that we could only get to 18% of the jobs in the region by transit within a 90-minute timeframe.

Host Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network, talks with Lou Austin, Chairman of 3 Trails Village CID, Karen Clawson, Transportation Planner at MARC, and Chuck Ferguson, Chief Planning Officer at KCATA about this equity issue and a new RideKC Transit Plan with the goal of doubling access to jobs by transit.

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