Transit Score Debuts

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!

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