Measure of America’s latest report, Making the Connection: Transportation and Youth Disconnection, presents the latest available data on youth disconnection for the United States as a whole as well as disconnection rates by gender, race and ethnicity, region, state, and metro area. Determining who remains disconnected, and why, is vital to identifying interventions that will sustain or accelerate the positive trend we have observed over the past seven years.
Because reducing youth disconnection will require an understanding of the structural
factors driving it, the report also examines a key factor preventing young people from staying in school
and the workforce: disparities in access to reliable and affordable transportation.