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Study: Kansas City shows improvement in job accessibility by transit



The work commute in Kansas City is getting easier, according to a new study by University of Minnesota researchers.

The study looked at job accessibility by transit in 49 of the largest U.S. metro areas in 2017, and it found Kansas City’s accessibility improved 17 percent — more than any other market studied.

However, Kansas City needs to improve more to be considered a truly “accessible” city, according to the study, which ranked the city 40th among U.S. metro areas for overall job accessibility by transit.

The rankings were determined based on factors including number of jobs available, location of those jobs, availability of transit services and population.

Read more: Kansas City Star

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