Late-shift jobs play a crucial role for our nation. Yet many of these workers are also the segment of the population most at risk of being burdened by high transportation costs and reduced opportunities due to limited travel options.
The lack of adequate late-night mobility options is costing both employees and employers. The need to own a car makes late-shift jobs unavailable (or unaffordable) for a segment of the American population. Commuting challenges also hit employers by increasing truancy and turnover, costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year.
This report details what the late-shift is, who works the late-shift, why public transit is important to late-shift workers, and how public transit agencies can work with policy makers and the business community to address late-shift commuting needs.