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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Study Says Transportation Costs Threaten Housing Affordability

One issue we've been working on in North Idaho over the past several years is getting lower income folks to jobs and services they require. Citylink has been a huge help in this effort, but there are still a lot of people living in suburban areas that don't have any form of transportation.

Often they live in these areas because housing is cheaper. A new study says this move outward to find affordable homes not only contributes to sprawl, traffic and pollution; it actually costs more.

Here's the information from KPLU Radio out of Tacoma.

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