Role of public transit in high education retention and degree attainment
Community & Cultural Concerns, Environmental Process
Research Idea Scope
Anecdotally, many lower-income households rely on public transit for transport. How does public transit access to community colleges and 2-year colleges impact a person’s ability to get to college, and stay in college throughout the course of the degree – both in terms of cost, time, and accessibility.
Urgency and Payoff
Understanding whether and how transit plays a role in educating people from lower-income households is critical in understanding where and how to run transit in a jurisdiction in order to maximize access to those who need it most.
Hester Serebrin Transportation Choices Coalition