“Transit data comes with economic and social benefits,” said Linda Young. “Someone might be evaluating different sites for building housing. Now for the first time you can see how many jobs you can get to from that location. It’s not longer just asking: Are we in a busy place? We can see exactly how many jobs you can access on transit.”
As director of research at the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT), Young makes those kinds of connections through the AllTransit Database, recently singled out by Planetizen as one of the “Top Websites of 2016” for planning, land use and urban design.