A columnist in the online publication Urban Milwaukee registered concern in December about the findings of a recent report on the general prosperity there. It seems to have become increasingly problematic to link Milwaukee’s working people to suburban employment opportunities via diesel buses.
Major businesses expand out into the sprawl faster than the workers can respond. The result is hyphenated bus trips over long distances – when services are available. The resulting disconnection is a classic cause/symptom feature of suburban poverty.
The Disconnected City. New study shows no way for workers to get to jobs. What are its solutions?
Getting to Work. Opportunities and obstacles to improving transit service to suburban Milwaukee job hubs 47-page .pdf file from Public Policy Forum
image: “30 Downer” bus in Milwaukee by Vincent Desjardins via Wikimedia Commons