Lubin, A. 2012. “Persons with Disabilities Seeking Employment & Public Transportation: Findings of a New Jersey Survey.” Disability and Work Research Brief. John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development and the Kessler Foundation.
Over a seven-month period in 2010-2011, the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey conducted a survey of persons with disabilities in New Jersey who were actively searching for employment. The purpose of the survey was to identify key transportation-related issues — with an emphasis on those related to public transit use — hindering respondent job search and employment opportunities. This brief discusses how transportation is a prominent factor in the job search process and presents an overview of survey findings as they relate to public transit availability, usage, importance, and satisfaction among the approximately 500 survey respondents.