Cartoon Tuesday: Transit = Jobs

Jobs graphic
As President Obama stumps for transportation funding, it’s important to remember that investing in transit is good for families, communities and the economy. To see the rest of the graphic, click ##http://jobstomoveamerica.org/infographic/##here.##

Today’s submission isn’t really a cartoon, as much as an infographic. Via our friends at Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy comes this graphic from LAANE’s Jobs to Move America campaign. The handsome image clearly and simply explains how a stronger investment in transit is good for everybody in a community, not just those that take advantage of the service.

That one of the graphic artists is Colleen Corcoran, who works on a lot of livability and green transportation projects, including CicLAvia, is just a bonus, to take nothing away from the rest of the team: Rosten Woo and Tiffanie Tran.

To see the rest of the graphic, click on through.

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