Transit and Employment Deserts in the Three Urban Northern Kentucky Counties

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Northern Kentucky University
Northern Kentucky’s three main counties contain both employment deserts and transit deserts. An examination of where these areas occur, and where they intersect has numerous public policy implications. For this study, GIS datasets of transit routes and population, along with ZIP code business patterns were collected. A GIS map showing spatial distribution of employment deserts and transit deserts was created. The study shows that while excellent service exists in more populated areas, transit and employment deserts definitely intersect in rural portions of Northern Kentucky. The study’s results will help officials plan future improvement and expansion of the local transit network.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Local transit accessibility, Kentucky, Northern