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.
Access Across America
This series of reports ranks accessibility to jobs in major U.S. cities by mode:
University of Minnesota national study aims to improve US transportation system with accessibility data
Groundbreaking transportation research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota is entering its second phase with a new multiyear national pooled-fund study to measure access to destinations, such as jobs, education and health care. Learn more about the study.
National Accessibility Evaluation
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.
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- Access as a metric
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