U.S. DOT Making a National Transit Map
Faiz Siddiqui reports on the goals of the National Transit Map, i.e., "a nationwide effort to cull data from transit agencies into a comprehensive feed for anyone to use."
The initiative launched on March 8, with data collection scheduled to begin on March 31, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation website announcing the project.
According to Siddiqui, the initiative is intended to help pinpoint transit deserts, and "use the information to help persuade policymakers to improve public transportation in underserved communities."
The article includes more of the technical details of the data request, potential applications of the data the U.S. DOT hopes to collect in the process, and more background on the nation's transit deserts and their impacts on economic mobility.