KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new study shows Kansas City gets only passing grades in providing access to jobs and housing through public transportation.
Reconnecting America, a national nonprofit group, identified 60 areas where the lack of transit is keeping people from job opportunities, fresh food and better housing.
The report ranks Kansas City 154th in providing transit to areas with employment opportunities and 197th in providing transit out of food deserts.
The metro rates high in accessible transit near low-income households, number of bus stops and overall quality of life.
Reconnecting America prepared the report for the annual membership meeting of the Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance.
Chairman John Robert Smith, former chairman of the board at Amtrak, presented the report on Tuesday.
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