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The Bus Stops Here: For Affordable Housing
March 3, 2017
The Madison Area Bus Advocates (Wisconsin) use CNT's research to help in their argument that "to invest in public transportation is to invest in affordable housing." The group cites CNT's years of research that finds traditional measure of the housing cost burden is inadequate, that it is more realistic to consider housing and transportation costs together. Instead of using 30 percent of household income to identify whether the household is ‘cost burdened,’ it is better to use a combined figure of 45-48% for the cost of both housing and transportation combined. It has concluded that for Madison, housing affordability could be enhanced with bus rapid transit and transit-oriented developments.
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