The Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is the nation's leading resource for the research and application of accessibility-based transportation system evaluation. Accessibility, which examines both land use and transportation systems, measures how many destinations, such as jobs, can be reached in a given time.
This series of reports ranks accessibility to jobs in major U.S. cities by mode:
The 2017 edition of Access Across America: Auto ranks accessibility to jobs by auto in top U.S. cities. Though rankings of the top 10 metro areas for job accessibility by auto only changed slightly from the previous year, new data estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States. Read more about the study
The National Accessibility Evaluation pooled-fund study measures accessibility to jobs across the entire U.S. Each pooled-fund partner has direct digital access to these detailed accessibility datasets.
- Annual study updates impact of traffic congestion on job access within major U.S. cities
- University of Minnesota measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car
- National U of M study of access to jobs by auto in ranks Twin Cities #7
- Study finds transit access to jobs rises, thanks to A-Line
- These are the American cities where transit access to jobs getting better
- Twin Cities metro shows significant improvement in access to jobs by transit according to annual U of M study