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A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.
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Regional Planning Association

Just how much does where you live affect the number of jobs available to you? This complex question is now much easier to visualize, thanks to a new interactive map from the Regional Planning Association, an urban advocacy group focused on the New York metropolitan area.

Using the latest Census data as well as traffic and transit data from local transportation agencies, RPA’s new map unpacks job access with excruciating detail. Drop the pin anywhere in the tri-state area and you get a realistic picture of available jobs -- filtered by industry, education level, transit mode, and commute time.