A Study In Equitably Expanding Public Transit

by | Jun 23, 2023

Fund President Bethia Burke was quoted in the inaugural issue of Community Playmaker in article on transit access in Fort Collins, Colorado. Excerpted below, you can read the full article on Page 40 at this link.

 "Many residents, often in communities of color, face the paradox of 'No car, no job. No job, no car." Bethia Burke, President of the Fund for Our Economic Future“Access to transportation is a critical factor for equity. In Northeast Ohio, too many residents, often in communities of color, face the paradox of ‘No car, no job. No job, no car,’ Burke says. “They’re essentially stranded because public transit doesn’t reach the suburbs where business growth has expanded in recent decades, and they can’t afford a car to get there. So they’re limited to fewer, often lower-wage jobs within walking distance and on transit lines, and employers miss out on a large pool of potential candidates.”