Transit Talk June 9 – Solving Our Inability To Get to Jobs by Transit on 90.1FM KKFI
Posted by Transit Action Network on June 8, 2015
In 2012, a nationwide report by The Brookings Institution evaluated 100 cities and the ability to get to work by transit within a 90-minute window. Kansas City came out 94th of 100 and Brookings reported that we could only get to 18% of the jobs in the region within that 90-minute timeframe. So what are we doing about it?
When: Tuesday June 9th at 6 pm
Where: 90.1FM KKFI Kansas City Community Radio on RadioActive Magazine
The show starts with an edited clip from a May 14th discussion on KKFI’s Show “Tell Somebody” between Lou Austin, Chairman of 3 Trails Village Community Improvement District (CID) and Janet Rogers of Transit Action Network about equity concerns related to our lack of access to jobs by transit. After that, host Janet Rogers speaks with Karen Clawson, Transportation Planner for Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) and Chuck Ferguson, Chief Planning Officer at Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) to discuss how MARC and KCATA are dealing with the situation quantified by Brookings.
A federal planning grant was received by MARC to help the region deal with this issue.
Planning grant will focus on improving transit access to employment centers
Our next Transit Talk on RadioActive Magazine is July 7th.