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People in Transit-Rich Neighborhoods Don’t Spend Less on Transportation

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The Atlantic’s “City Lab” quoted Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School about the practicality of policies that assume low-income earners will spend less on transportation if they live near transit hubs.

Lisa Schweitzer, a professor of public policy and transportation planning at the University of Southern California, tweeted, “I have always [had] trouble with the basic idea of the LEM.” Just because someone has “access” to an amenity, she continued, doesn’t mean they’ll use it.

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