Public Transit and Access to Jobs in the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area, 2001-2014

Author: Joel Rast

During the past several years, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Center for Economic Development (CED) has produced a number of studies focusing on transit
service and access to jobs in the Milwaukee region. In 2008, the Center authored a study that examined the impact of transit service reductions from 2001 to 2007 on access to employment in the Milwaukee metro area. We followed that report with studies in 2010 and 2011 examining how proposed service reductions for the Milwaukee County Transit System would affect transit service to regional employers. This study examines the impact of transit service cuts and service expansions that have occurred between 2001 and 2014 on access to jobs in the Milwaukee Metro area.

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