NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will participate in a forum on transportation and economic mobility Tuesday afternoon at NYU.

One issue to be discussed is the impact that transportation inequality has on income inequality, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.

READ MORE: Clearing Up Confusion About Safety And Efficacy Of The Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine

“You’re not going to get people to participate in the labor market unless they have access to work,” said Mitchell Moss, director of NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management.

READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects

“Some of the areas that don’t have adequate subways are going to have to have better buses,” he added.

MORE NEWS: Group Marches Across Manhattan Bridge To Protest Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota

Moss said the federal government needs to enact some type of tax reform to provide money for transit.