(Center Identification: 79050-02-C)
Access to leisure by public transportation has not been studied in great detail, at least in the United States. The Northeastern Illinois region with the City of Chicago (in Cook County) as the focal point is home to the third largest public transportation system in the country. The transit network is well connected and serves the traditional commute and other associated trips in an adequate manner. However, the access by public transportation to leisure activities and destinations has not been studied extensively. This study focuses on that aspect of travel in a large metro area in order to highlight the adequacy of the existing transit network in catering to the needs of the transportation disadvantaged population groups. For more information, contact P.S. Sriraj, Ph.D.