A most basic function of the transportation network is to connect people to jobs and broader economic opportunity. Today, though, many communities are struggling to attract and retain talented workers, while workers often face transportation obstacles in reaching jobs.
An efficient and complete transportation network means businesses can recruit from every corner of their region, and lure new talent to town. It ensures workers of all wage levels can reach their jobs with the lowest possible cost and stress, improving retention for employers.
A smarter, 21st century approach to transportation can help expand the earning potential of individuals, boosting the bottom line for business, and strengthening the economic power of regions.