Great reporting by WFPL!!! The distance workers must travel by circuitous and slow TARC routes to employment centers in far flung corners is much too time consuming for the worker and stretches TARC beyond the breaking point. Public transit should be concentrated within a four or five mile radius from First and Main Streets, making it possible for urban residents to easily live car-free, and encouraging the redevelopment of surface parking lots into residential and commercial use. Only after creating an urban core that is transit strong, should TARC extend service another few miles.
If employers want cheap labor for their remote facilities, then remote employers should send vans to speedily pick up the workers.
Remote employers having TARC to bus in cheap labor from a distance reminds one of plantation owners having 16th century Portuguese ship cheap labor from Africa.