We’re Number 10!

Transit service is a painful topic right now, but we might want to take a second to remember that relative to a lot of other places, we’re still in a pretty good place (but will never be complacent).

The good folks at WalkScore have released a ranking of major metros by their aggregate TransitScore – and Portland comes in at a very respectable #10 nationally (as reported by GeekWire).

4 Comments

4 Responses to We’re Number 10!

  1. EngineerScotty
    April 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm Link

    Do these rankings cover entire metro areas, or just the cities themselves?

  2. John Reinhold
    April 26, 2012 at 4:53 pm Link

    Almost as telling as the cities on this list are the cities _not_ on this list. How many people in the nation live in cities with no realistic transit access to speak of?

    Noticably absent are the mid-south and deep-south. Nothing at all from Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, or Louisiana.

    However, I find it impressive that Texas had 4 make the list. California unsurprisingly led with 5. Ohio Scored two which is good for the midwest.

    Perhaps, though, even more telling than the top 25 is how _quickly_ the scores drop. The top 10 gets us all the way down to 50, while the 25th best score in the country is only a 23!

  3. AL M
    April 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm Link

    Look Chris this is America dammit!
    If your not #1 your just another loser!

  4. dwainedibbly
    April 26, 2012 at 6:36 pm Link

    Worse than Miami? Really? Ever been to Miami? They must have made some HUGE improvements since I was there last.

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