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We've added another piece of research to the Best Practices' growing archive of research articles showing the link between jobs and transit. "Understanding the Impacts of Transitways: How Light-Rail Transit Improves Job Access for Low-Wage Workers" is a 2010 two-page summary of research performed by Yingling Fan for the Transitway Impacts Research Program at the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

Large areas of accessibility gains along bus routes connecting to the Hiawatha line illustrate the regional impact of light rail, and reinforce the role a fully-integrated transit network plays in maximizing transitway investments, according to the report

"In summary, researchers found the Hiawatha light-rail line provides significant benefits for transit-dependent low-wage workers—improving transportation equity in the Twin Cities," the report concludes.

Understanding the Impacts of Transitways: How Light-Rail Transit Improves Job Access for Low-Wage Workers

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