1st Release Of US National Transit Map + Underlying Data — Remarkable Geospatial Database

Following the first time release of the US National Transit Map at the beginning of this September by the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx blogged about the new data resource underlying it. “Measuring connectivity starts with having good data about where America’s transit connects – where transit stops are, how frequent transit service is, and where transit routes go.” The multifaceted maps synthesize infrastructure data across the country. Foxx continues, “Today, I’m excited to announce that we’re taking a big step forward in this effort: the launch of the open data platform for the US Department of Transportation’s first-ever National Transit Map.” National Transit Map uses a remarkable geospatial database containing information submitted by almost 270 transit agencies. The BTS press release reports that the maps provide open, machine-readable data about transit stops, routes, and schedules.


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