transit access

SSTI releases Connecting Sacramento: A trip-making and accessibility study

By Chris McCahill For several years, SSTI has worked to advance best practices in the use of two emerging technologies: accessibility metrics and trip-making data from mobile devices. Our recently completed study, Connecting Sacramento, was an essential part of that effort. This study brings

Connecting Sacramento

New tools and data sources have begun to change the way we think about and plan for meeting people’s transportation needs. Accessibility analysis lets us measure transportation performance in terms of people’s ability to reach destinations instead of simply how fast cars move or whether

New transit models: Laguna Beach and Uber partner for senior transportation services

By Mary Ebeling In Laguna Beach, CA, bus ridership has experienced a steady decline in recent years, motivating elected officials to reduce main-line fixed-route bus headways from 30-minutes to 1-hour and eliminate service in some locations altogether. Starting in mid-June, the city will partner

How much more is a home worth if it’s near transit?

By Robbie Webber Is a home near transit really worth more? According to a Redfin study, the answer is, “Yes. And often it’s worth a lot more.” Real estate firm Redfin looked at 14 metro areas and compared homes that were otherwise similar except for their Transit Score. According to the

Transit agencies and advocates focus attention on last-mile solutions

By Chris McCahill With transit systems gaining riders, and new systems being launched throughout the U.S., many service providers now face the challenge of ensuring sufficient access to transit stations. In Minneapolis-St. Paul, Metro Transit partnered with a local car-sharing company to provide

Getting on Board for Health (Alameda County Public Health Department, 2013)

This health impact assessment informed the development of the San Francisco Bay Area’s Regional Transportation Plan. The assessment examined the equity impacts of the RTP within Alameda County, specifically focused on transit-dependent populations and the expected health outcomes that may

Ohio city may lose federal road funding over refusal to install bus stops

By Robbie Webber The city of Beavercreek, OH, a suburb of Dayton, could lose $10.7 million in federal transportation funding for roads because of its refusal to install bus stops requested by the RTA near a large mall. FHWA gave the city 90 days to take steps to comply with their request that the

The New Real Estate Mantra: Location Near Public Transportation (APTA, National Association of Realtors & CNT, 2013)

This analysis investigates how well residential properties located in proximity to fixed-guideway transit have maintained their value as compared to residential properties without transit access between 2006 and 2011 in five regions: Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, and San

Guidelines for Providing Access to Public Transportation Stations (TRB, 2012)

This report provides a process and spreadsheet-based tool for effectively planning for access to high capacity transit stations, including commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit (BRT), and ferry, including  trade-off analyses among the various access modes (automobile, transit,

Aging in Place, Stuck Without Options (Transportation for America, 2011)

By 2015, more than 15.5 million Americans 65 and older will live in communities where public transportation service is poor or non-existent. That number is expected to continue to grow rapidly as the baby boom generation “ages in place” in suburbs and exurbs with few mobility options for