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Transit is key to adding jobs in Sacramento

BY BARRY BROOME / Special to The Bee


While Sacramento continues to climb the charts of desirable places to work and live, it’s important to do some self-analysis on how we should be prioritizing new investments. As we look to improve our economic position in the Northern California “mega region,” the urgent need for a well-funded transportation network has never been more apparent.

Public transportation is clearly an affordable way to travel that brings environmental and significant economic benefits. According to the American Public Transportation Association, public transit trips have increased by 37 percent since 1995, outpacing population growth and vehicle miles traveled.

Sacramento benefits from Amtrak passenger rail service on the Capitol Corridor and San Joaquins lines; efforts to improve timing and frequency of the San Joaquins service exemplify an exciting opportunity. Read more of the original article.

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