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Brookings Report: Fifteen Top Metro Areas for Transit Are in the West

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:00 PM

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation)  The Brookings Institution is out with its major report on transit and job access.   There are a number of interesting findings, and we'll be poring through them, but here's a bullet point that jumped out at us:

Fifteen of the 20 metro areas that rank highest on a combined score of transit coverage and job access are in the West. Top performers include metro areas with noted transit systems such as New York, Portland, San Francisco, and Washington, but also Salt Lake City, Tucson, Fresno, and Las Vegas. Conversely, 15 of the 20 metro areas that rank lowest are in the South.

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