Access Across America: Auto
Access Across America: Auto estimates the ability of people to connect to opportunity via the road network. Key factors affecting the rankings for any metro area include the number of jobs available and where they are located, the road network structure, traffic management practices, the provision of alternate transportation modes, and population size, density, and location.
Better coordination of transportation systems with the location of jobs and housing will improve job accessibility by auto. The findings have a range of uses and implications. State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations, and local government agencies can apply the evaluations to performance goals related to congestion, reliability, and sustainability. In addition, detailed accessibility evaluation can help in selecting between project alternatives and prioritizing investments.