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How to make a shapes.txt file for your GTFS dataset with ArcGIS

Generate GTFS Shapes

GTFS public transit data has transformed the world of public transit navigation.  Thanks to readily-available transit data in a standardized format, passengers can choose from a wide range of routing apps and services that help them figure out which bus … Continue reading

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Map the frequency of transit service across your city and find out why it matters

Ann Arbor transit frequency, morning rush

Suppose there’s a bus stop right outside Jerry’s house.  It’s very easy and convenient for Jerry to walk out his front door to the bus stop to wait for a bus.  Suppose there’s a bus stop right outside Tom’s house, … Continue reading

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New Traffic Count Map and App

A Tour of Traffic Counts in the USA

Check out the new 2016 Traffic Counts in the United States web map and the USA Traffic Counts for Site Selection app. Both offer new ways to look at traffic counts. The 2016 Traffic Counts in the United States web map is ready … Continue reading

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Who does my public transit system serve?

Transit system coverage in Ann Arbor, MI

Public transit (like buses and subways) serves the people of a community. It connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. However, typical fixed-route transit systems serve only the people and areas within a short distance of transit … Continue reading

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Cool tools for analysis with public transit data

Ann Arbor transit frequency

Public transit (like buses and subways) is a vital service that connects people with their jobs, schools, healthcare, recreation, and more. Consequently, if you’re studying access to healthcare, assessing an economic development project, trying to choose a new site for … Continue reading

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Map Your Transit Data Like Never Before

ArcGIS for Public Transit group screenshot

Public transit (like buses and subways) serves the people of a city by providing access to jobs, education, shopping, healthcare, recreation, and more. Traffic congestion, climate change, and the evolving economy and population of cities has created a greater need … Continue reading

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5 New Ways to View Transit

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Who are the people served by your city’s transit system? And who isn’t, but should be? How does transit change throughout the day? And what is the best way to analyze service areas? As urban areas are investing more time, … Continue reading

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