Transit Today: Can’t Get to Work
Four of the region’s five top job centers — along the I-90 corridor (172,000 jobs) and in Lombard (32,000 jobs), Naperville (35,000 jobs) and Oak Brook (33,000 jobs) — are currently not well served by rapid transit. This means that for residents of neighborhoods with high concentrations of unemployment and poverty, most job centers are effectively unreachable, except for those with access to a vehicle. Yet cars are expensive.
Improving rapid transit connections to Cook County employment centers will reduce transportation costs for low- and moderate-income households, increase employment options for more people, and enhance regional sustainability.