As cities strive to understand how transit connects to health, economic opportunity and equity, they now have a new tool to help analyze the mass of data available.
The Center for Neighborhood Technology and TransitCenter’s AllTransit interactive database is “the largest source of transit connectivity, access and frequency data in America,” according to the site. By overlaying the data from 805 of the largest transit agencies in the country with information about jobs, demographics, even farmer’s market locations, the database offers a wealth of information about how transit serves the community.
Among its metrics is the “AllTransit Performance Score,” an index based on transit connectivity, access to jobs and frequency of service.
Cities like New York, San Francisco and Boston, unsurprisingly, score well on the index.
How about Houston? Of the 73 U.S. cities with populations greater than 250,000, Houston sits in the middle of the pack with a rank of 34. That’s just behind Dallas (ranked 31), and behind other Sun Belt cities such as Miami (11), Los Angeles (20), Atlanta (25) and New Orleans (29).View Story
CNT's Steve Philpott joined Comcast Newsmakers to talk about how civic tech can spark new opportunities in Chicago communities.