Access Across America: Transit

Metro Transit bus destined for downtown Minneapolis stopped at a bus stop

Access Across America: Transit measures access to jobs by transit for each of the most populous U.S. metropolitan areas and also shows the change in accessibility for each metro since the previous year. Key factors affecting the rankings for any metro area include the number of jobs available and where they are located, the availability of transit service, and population size, density, and location.

This annual nationwide data is used to guide key transportation and land-use policy decisions. State departments of transportation, metropolitan planning organizations and transit agencies can apply the data to performance goals related to congestion, reliability and sustainability. In addition, detailed accessibility evaluation can help in selecting between project alternatives and prioritizing investments.

Reports by Year