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Report: Most urban jobs near transit, most workers not

Posted on July 11, 2012

Photo courtesy MTA, Patrick Cashin.
Photo courtesy MTA, Patrick Cashin.
NEW YORK CITY — Most urban jobs are near some sort of mass transit stop but most workers face impractically difficult commutes via public transportation, a consequence of the suburbanization of both jobs and people, according to a report by the Brookings Institution.

Some three quarters of all jobs in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas are in neighborhoods with transit service, but only about a quarter of the workforce is able to get to their jobs in less than 90 minutes via mass transit, according to the Wall Street Journal. The Salt Lake City metropolitan region has the nation's highest access to transit, with 61% (Worker Access to Transit in the Suburbs).

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