Professor Ross discusses benefits of transit access for housing affordability

"In many cities, transit enters a neighborhood, and housing prices rise," writes Dr. Catherine Ross, Director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development and professor of city and regional planning at Gerogia Tech. "These rising prices are encouraging because they demonstrate that transit is providing a service that people want—a service that they’re voting for with their feet and their pocketbooks. But while price increases help property owners and schools, they typically aren’t helpful to renters and low-income residents," she continues. "Living near transit saves on transportation costs so that money can be used for housing."

 

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