Chicago Tribune: Access to driving is good for local economy

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | access to car ownership | access to driving | Margy's Blog & Updates

The Chicago Tribune reports on The Mobility Agenda research on transportation and access to driving.

...ownership of a car allows people to fully contribute to local economies through increased job opportunities, wages and hours worked.

"We forget that public transit really does not meet the needs of everyone," Waller said, "particularly people who are working in the service economy whose schedules may not mesh very well with transit, or whose job location and home location don't mesh well with public transit."

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