Transportation >> Neighborhood Connections >> Satisfaction with Access to Public Transit >> Income, Education, Employment

King County residents with household income below $50,000 were more satisfied with their access to public transportation than those with income at or about $75,000.

Neighborhood access to public transit, pleasant places to walk, and amenities such as entertainment, restaurants, and food stores can affect transportation choices and quality of life.

69% of respondents to a 2011 community survey were ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ satisfied with access to public transportation from their neighborhoods. 

  • Adults with household incomes below $50,000 reported greater satisfaction with access to public transportation than those with household incomes above $75,000.
  • Satisfaction did not differ by education.
  • Adults who were retired or employed were less satisfied with access than were those who were unemployed.