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Here are Some Facts About Portland Oregon          

“It must always be remembered how cost-effectiveness works in the public sector: the cost IS the benefit.” - author unknown

 

 

 

Transit Can’t Reach Most Jobs in an hour commute!

 

A 2011 report by the Brookings Institute studied transit in our 100 largest cities and found that transit can only get people to 30 percent of the jobs in 90 minutes.  Further only 25% of low and middle-skill jobs are reachable within 90 minutes.

For comparison the average automobile commute is  25.2 minutes

 

Here is the data for the Portland region from  Appendix 5:

 

Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

7.85 percent of jobs are reachable in 45 minutes

16.9 percent of jobs are reachable in 60 minutes   

39.9 percent of jobs are reachable in 90 minutes

 

For comparison the average automobile commute in Portland is 22.4 minutes

 

Data from https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/0512_jobs_transit.pdf