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Transportation Equity Atlas

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Pratt Center launched the Transportation Equity Atlas project to begin to address the complex transportation challenges facing NYC's low- and moderate-income communities. We compiled, analyzed and mapped a range of data on commuter routes and travel time, comparing mobility and transit access among several neighborhoods.
We found alarming socioeconomic disparities in transportation access through a comprehensive analysis of commuter routes and travel time across NYC.
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We found great disparities in access between higher-income, professional workers and low-wage manual and service workers. High housing costs mean that most low-wage workers live in areas outside the city's subway-rich core. Those workers also must travel to work sites

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Active
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Communities United for Transportation Equity

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COMMUTE is a coalition of New York City community groups that initially came together in 2007 to make congestion pricing work for working families, by advocating for the use of congestion pricing revenues to finance mass-transit investments benefiting underserved communities and low-income commuters.
COMMUTE collaborated with Pratt Center to develop a plan for a citywide Bus Rapid Transit network.
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COMMUTE is now continuing its work to promote mass-transit investments for inadequately served low-income New Yorkers. The Pratt Center is coordinating COMMUTE and providing supporting research.

COMMUTE members include:

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Project Status: 
Archived
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
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Bus Rapid Transit - COMMUTE route proposal

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and MTA are seeking public input on the rollout of bus rapid transit (BRT) – a vital new addition to New York City’s transit landscape that will make speedier commutes a reality for tens of thousands of New Yorkers now forced to rely on slow local buses.

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Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
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Make BRT Better

Long Commutes for Low Wages

Who's Working on this Research?: 
Elena Conte

New York's mass transit systems do not serve all New Yorkers equally.

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Map: 
NYC Residents Earning below $35,000/year with Commutes Longer than One hour

Bus Rapid Transit

Intro Paragraph: 
For most low- and moderate-income communities throughout New York City, limited access to public transportation remains a considerable challenge.
Pratt Center is a leading advocate for BRT – a low cost approach to shortening commutes for thousands of New Yorkers and closing disparities in transit access.
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Although the city’s economy is dependent on its strong public transit system, workers in densely-populated peripheral areas often cannot efficiently access places of employment and other much-needed economic opportunities. Over 750,000 New York City workers commute over an hour each way...

Project Status: 
Active
Who's Working on this Project?: 
Elena Conte
Location: 

Transportation Equity Atlas

Pratt Center compiled the Transportation Equity Atlas to compare mobility and transit access among New York City neighborhoods. We found great disparities in transportation access between higher-income, professional workers and low-wage manual and service workers. High housing costs mean that...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Type of Employment by Residence
Job Centers of the NYC Region
Commuter Profile: Washington Heights
Commuter Destinations: Washington Heights Residents
Commuter Profile: West/Central Harlem
Commuter Destinations: West/Central Harlem
Commuter Profile: Melrose
Commuter Destinations: Melrose
Commuter Profile: Soundview
Commuter Destinations: Soundview
Commuter Profile: East Elmhurst
Commuter Destinations: East Elmhurst
Commuter Profile: Woodside
Commuter Destinations: Woodside
Commuter Profile: Downtown Brooklyn
Commuter Destinations: Downtown Brooklyn
Commuter Profile: Bushwick
Commuter Destinations: Bushwick
Commuter Profile: Flushing
Commuter Destinations: Flushing
Commuter Profile: Jamaica
Commuter Destinations: Jamaica
Commuter Profile: East Flatbush
Commuter Destinations: East Flatbush
Commuter Profile: Sunset Park
Commuter Destinations: Sunset Park
Commuter Origins: Flushing
Commuter Origins: Bathgate
Commuter Origins: Lower Concourse
Commuter Origins: Hunts Point
Commuter Origins: Long Island City
Commuter Origins: East Williamsburg
Commuter Origins: Downtown Jamaica
Commuter Origins: JFK Airport
Commuter Origins: Central Brooklyn Medical Centers
Commuter Origins: Sunset Park

Bus Rapid Transit - A Transportation Revolution at a Bargain Price

This issue brief explains what's at stake as the NYC Department of Transportation and the NYS Metropolitan Transportation Authority work to roll out bus rapid transit (BRT)  citywide, and outlines what community groups can do to make sure that BRT fulfills its potential to liberate New...

Research Type: 
Issue Area: 
Transportation Equity
Date: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009