A new, massive database from the Center for Neighborhood Technology and TransitCenter launched yesterday, using data from 800 agencies nationwide to create maps that show which areas of the country are accessible via public transportation and how those services are affecting residents. AllTransit is “the most exhaustive and accessible such resource yet,” CityLab reports, especially considering that the U.S. Department of Transportation doesn’t yet require transit agencies to share very much data about how accessible their systems are and how often they run. “AllTransit aims to be accessible to anyone who wants to understand the absolute and relative value of transit across U.S. communities, whether they’re academics, transit advocates, community residents, business owners, or elected officials,” CityLab staff writer Laura Bliss explains.

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