Ensuring Transit Benefits For All Communities
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (MST)
Ensuring Transit Benefits for All Communities: Perspectives and Reflections from Residents Along the West Line
A presentation by 9 to 5 Colorado
MHC Jobs Working Group Brown Bag Series
9to5 Colorado has been engaged in a community canvass of neighborhoods along the West Corridor learning about resident concerns and organizing with the community for transit equity. In order to better understand community barriers to transit use, needs for transit assistance, and priorities for job benefits, 9to5 Colorado has collected substantial survey to inform organizing around transit expansion, and transit oriented job development. This survey data aimed to answer questions such as:
- Can residents in low-income communities afford to utilize the newly expanded Light rail and other forms of public transportation routinely?
- How does transit access impact these residents’ ability to be hired and maintain jobs?
- What job benefits are important to residents living near transit expansion, and how much access do they have to them now?
During this presentation, 9to5 will share data from the surveys about resident priorities for workplace benefits and protections, the role that transit plays in getting and maintaining these jobs, and community feedback about transit accessibility.
About the Brown Bag Series:
Over the past several months, members of the Mile High Connects Jobs Working Group have been conducting a range of research efforts looking at the connections between middle skill jobs and transit. Over the next several months, we will be hosting a monthly brown bag series (BYOL) to share our findings on the following topics. We hope you can join us and please share with your colleagues.
For more information about Mile High Connects, click here.
Please bring your own lunch!