A recent study out of the University of Minnesota found that living near high quality transit service has real impacts on reported levels of happiness. Researcher Jason Cao, an transportation policy scholar, questioned households along Minneapolis' Hiawatha light rail line, a 12 mile line connecting downtown to the Mall of America, regarding satisfaction with transit service and life in general. There was improvement in overall happiness along the rail corridor when compared to locations with poor transit service or no transit service.
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