The critical role of mass transit in disability employment

Date Published: November 28, 2023

According to 2022 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) eight in 10 people with disabilities were not part of the labor force, with their diagnoses precluding many from employment. But there has been progress. The percentage of disabled Americans who are employed increased 2.2 percent between 2021 and 2022. However, there is much room for improvement.

New York City’s cosmopolitan greatness evolved largely because of its vibrant transportation network of subways and surface bus lines, along with railroads to Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut and New Jersey. And let’s not forget about Amtrak, connecting us to the rest of the nation. Just as vital to the city’s advancement has been the enhancement of access to public transportation for everyone.

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