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Hartford Transit in Top Ten Metros with Increased Job Accessibility

University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory

The University of Minnesota Accessibility Observatory, which evaluates transportation systems based on accessibility, recently released its Access Across America: Transit 2016 report.  The Accessibility Observatory annually ranks large metropolitans for connections between workers and jobs. 

The 2016 report ranks Hartford as #9 in the top 10 metropolitans with increases in job accessibility by transit. This ranking is attributed in part to the additions of CTTransit services and CTFastrak. The 1-year change in weighted accessibility was calculated at a 6.44% increase, with 628,101 total jobs and 586,840 total workers. 

Factors affecting accessibility include the number of jobs and travel time to jobs for a particular metropolitan, as well as the availability of transit, population size, density, and location. 

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