The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) built the first iteration of their AllTransit™ platform as an internal resource before realizing it could provide huge value to others. With TransitCenter’s support, CNT expanded the public tool’s database to cover all US metropolitan areas with more than 100,000 people. That’s 805 transit agencies; 15,000 routes; and more than 543,000 transit stops in all.
Most importantly, CNT has used this incredible dataset to analyze the key societal outcomes that public transportation enables by presenting insights that people care about. Advocates, politicians, media, and business-people alike will gain a valuable and more nuanced understanding of the impacts that transit has in their communities today by exploring what AllTransit has to offer — or by working directly with CNT to create a customized local analysis built on a foundation of the nation’s most robust transit dataset. Read the press release and factsheet for more background — but exploring the tool first-hand is the best way to learn more.
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