Urban sustainability nonprofit Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) has created AllTransit, a collection of interactive maps built with public transit data from 805 transit agencies in 287 cities throughout the United States. The maps provide neighborhood level insight into the availability, accessibility, cost, and variety of public transportation options, and combines this information with data from the Census Bureau, the Low-income Housing Tax Credit Program, and the Department of Agriculture to create metrics of how a particular city’s public transportation infrastructure influences quality-of-life factors including employment opportunities, public health, and equity. CNT created AllTransit to provide policymakers, advocacy groups, and businesses with easy-to-interpret assessments of transit performance.
Mapping Transit for 287 American Cities
Joshua New is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.
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