The Toll of Transportation

Report Shows Inadequate Public Transportation Takes Heavy Toll on Budget, Time, and Quality of Life of Low-Income Latinos in Massachusetts

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BOSTON – The Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University and the community organizing group Neighbor to Neighbor will release the findings of a research report showing how the inadequacy of public transportation in four major cities across Massachusetts takes a toll on Latino residents in terms of household finances, access to jobs, and general mobility. The report, funded by the Barr Foundation, is based a survey of more than 360 low-income Latino residents in the cities of Worcester, Lynn East Boston, and Springfield.

WHAT – Release of Dukakis Center / Neighbor to Neighbor report on the impact of public transportation disparities on low-income residents in Worcester, Springfield, Lynn, and East Boston.  Speakers will talk about findings of report and the policy proposals calling for improved public transit systems throughout the Commonwealth.

WHO – Senator Thomas McGee, Ana Sanoguel of Neighbor to Neighbor, Stephanie Pollack of the Dukakis Center, Mary Skelton Roberts of the Barr Foundation, people affected by inadequate public transit in the urban areas highlighted in the report.

WHERE – The Grand Staircase at the State House

WHEN – Tuesday July 9th 11AM

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