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A tale of 3 cities: Using transit to expand economic opportunity

Watch now: leaders from Seattle and Memphis discuss transit-led growth in their cities.

Via Transportation •

There’s little doubt that public transportation can be a catalyst to kick a local economy into high gear. Increasingly, the most innovative city leaders are coming up with creative ways to deploy tech-enabled transit to meet their communities’ specific development goals. Microtransit, which is capital-light and quick-to-launch, is having a measurable impact on job, healthcare, and educational access nationwide.

Interested in learning more about how cities are designing and launching microtransit services tailored to meet their economic development goals? Curious to learn the results from these services?

Watch now to see how microtransit has increased access to jobs, schools, and healthcare by more than 40% in transit-rich cities like Seattle, Washington, car-dependent regions in Memphis, Tennessee, and rural communities like Wilson, North Carolina.

Presenters include:

  • Casey Gifford, Senior Planner, King County Metro (Seattle)
  • John Lancaster, AICP, Chief Development Officer at Memphis Area Transit Authority
  • Olivia Blahut, Director, Via