The good folks at Front Seat, who brought us Walk Score, have now added Transit Score to their evaluation of your favorite address. It includes some very cool multi-modal comparison tools for your commute trip.
There’s been a lot of coverage around the web, so I won’t go into details, but I was struck that it appears to be a pretty high bar. My NW Portland address (with a 95 Walk Score) only rates a 59 Transit Score, despite access to 4 transit lines within blocks. I think to get a high score, you have to be on a high capacity line (e.g., MAX).
I’ve got a project in the works to use Transit Score to try to answer some of those nagging transit equity questions in the region. More on that later!