AllTransitTM aggregates data from over 800 transit agencies across the U.S. to help communities build smarter, more equitable transit systems
Chicago, IL - Today, the Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) and TransitCenter unveiled a first-of-its-kind interactive online tool to help people understand the value of transit in their communities. AllTransit aggregates information from over 543,000 transit stops, 800 transit agencies, and 15,000 routes nationwide – a collection of data of unprecedented breadth about transit connectivity, access, and frequency. The tool not only provides a better understanding of the quality of transit service, but goes a step further by assessing how access to public transportation affects health, equity, and economic development.
“Using AllTransit, transit advocates will be able to find data and statistics to support advocacy efforts with greater ease than ever before. Planners can quickly examine where transit is lacking in their communities. Small-business owners can visualize the impact of transit on their customers. And journalists will have a simple, fast way to access transit data to inform their reporting,” said Scott Bernstein, president of the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
AllTransit also introduces a dynamic new way to measure the quality of transit: the AllTransit Performance Score, which combines data on connectivity, job access, frequency of service, and commuting habits. The result is the most comprehensive assessment of transit quality at the local level than has ever been available to the public.
“AllTransit offers tremendous potential to increase our understanding of the value that high-quality transit provides American communities, by visualizing transit’s impact on job access, economic development, urban mobility, and social equity outcomes,” said David Bragdon, Executive Director of TransitCenter.
The full tool can be viewed online here: http://alltransit.cnt.org/
About the Center for Neighborhood Technology
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) is an award-winning innovations laboratory for urban sustainability. CNT delivers game-changing research, tools, and solutions to create sustainable and equitable communities. Learn more at CNT.org.
TransitCenter is a foundation committed to improving urban mobility. TransitCenter believes new approaches are needed to change the urban landscape and empower communities, policymakers, businesses, and riders to take action. TransitCenter works through research, convenings, collaborations, and publications that inform and improve the practice of planning, financing, and operating transit that bolsters the overall vitality of our cities. For more information please visit www.transitcenter.org