Detroit Workforce Mobility Equity Report

Access to jobs is arguably the most pressing mobility equity issue throughout the region. In particular, Detroit’s transportation-insecure job seekers are dependent on the availability of mobility options that serve jobs that match their experience to reach the first or next rung on the ladder or opportunity. The RTA, in partnership with several stakeholders, conducted the Detroit Workforce Mobility Equity Analysis to identify origin-destination gaps to match job-seeking Detroiters with minimal-preparedness jobs. The report will provide a platform to build more equity focused recommendations into the regional transit discussion, including where and what types of pilots we conduct, where we look to expand serve, and where we make capital investments. This report was funded by a SEMCOG Planning Equity Grant.