Thursday, May 7, 2015

The key to getting out of poverty? Good public transit

New York Times: "Transportation drives social mobility more than many other factors, including crime, elementary school test scores and the concentration of two-parent households in a community, according to researchers at Harvard.

A separate study conducted at New York University came to similar conclusions. Neighborhoods where people depended on public transportation but the network had poor service tended to be poorer than other neighborhoods, according to the researchers' findings. "