What if Cities Combined Car-Based Solutions with Transit to Improve Access to Opportunity?

Rolf Pendall, Evelyn Blumenberg, Casey Dawkins

June 22, 2016

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Abstract

This essay argues that transportation policies need to overcome the “cars versus transit” mentality that isolates the urban poor from economic opportunities. It proposes creating new regional coalitions that can assess the transportation needs of very low income households and implement solutions that combine affordable car ownership, ride sharing, and expanded transit access.

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