Role of public transportation in mobility of low income households

Authors: Abbey Sauerwine*, Kutztown University
Topics: Transportation Geography, Economic Geography, Urban Geography
Keywords: transportation, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Session Type: Poster
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Lincoln 2, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Access to public transportation can play a critical role in economic growth of both communities and households. This poster focuses on Allegheny County, PA, where public transportation ridership was down 1.2% from 2016 to 2017. In a declining market, there are still commuters who rely on public transportation for mobility.
This research examines the use of public transportation in low income households in Allegheny County. This analysis will show spatial relationships between transportation stops, routes, income per household in municipalities within the county, and average number of vehicles per household. These relationships provide evidence that lower income households without vehicles rely on this declining public transportation the most.

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