Spatial Mismatch

  • Regional Plan Job Access Map with Connecticut Data

    Regional Plan Association Jobs Access Map

    How many jobs can you get to in the tri-state region? Move the pin to a new location and see the number change. Click on your preferred travel mode and filter by industry or education level to learn more.Link: http://fragile-success.rpa.org/maps/jobs.html

    November 12, 2015

  • Report: Transit’s Not Keeping Up With “Job Sprawl”

    [Excerpt] The jobs are out in the suburbs. The workers live in the city. The bus often can’t connect the two.

    January 18, 2015

  • Report: Lack of transportation in Greater New Haven keeps people out of workforce

    [Excerpt] According to the report, New Haven has been adding high-paying jobs since 2000 that go primarily to college graduates, and only 4 percent of 47,000 jobs paying more than $20 per hour are held by residents of the city’s low-income neighborhoods.

    January 16, 2015

  • How Transportation Problems Keep People Out of the Workforce in Greater New Haven

    How Transportation Problems Keep People Out of the Workforce in Greater New Haven

    Commissioned by the South Central Regional Council of Governments, the region’s branch of the NAACP and the Workforce Alliance, DataHaven analyzed how transportation — or lack thereof — keeps people out of the workforce in Greater New Haven. Most entry and mid-level jobs are located outside of downtown New Haven, while the majority of low-income adults live in the city. This spatial mismatch between supply and demand for regional jobs makes access to transportation a crucial issue to regional economic opportunities.

    December 31, 2014

  • Access to transportation in Greater New Haven key for employment, COG study finds

    [Excerpt] This will not come as big news to anyone who depends on the bus — or two or three buses — to get to work, but a new area study has found that the more spread out and off-the-bus-line jobs are, the harder it is for people who ride the bus to get jobs.

    November 23, 2014

  • Transportation drives job inequality

    [Excerpt] In the face of a persistently high unemployment rate in the Elm City, the nonprofit organization DataHaven recently released research raising questions about the relationship between public transportation and employment opportunities.

    September 02, 2014

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