Since the release of RPA's Third Regional Plan in 1996, RPA has
supported efforts to improve access to job and career opportunities for
low-income residents of the region. In 1998, RPA published Low-Income
Communities and the Changing Regional Economy which identified
opportunities to connect impoverished areas with growing sectors of the
economy. In 2001, RPA led the consultant team that prepared the
Area-Wide Job Access and Reverse Commute Transportation Plan for the
New York Metropolitan Transportation Council. The plan provided a
comprehensive framework that was used by transportation and human
service organizations to secure $7.2 million in federal grants to
provide job access services for welfare recipients and other low-income
individuals. In 2003, RPA updated the plan for changes in the labor
market and transportation network related to September 11.

* Low-Income Communities (222 kb) pdf

* Area-Wide Job Access