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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:

Auto
Transit
Walking

Access to jobs by auto increases in many U.S. metros

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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


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.

The Accessibility Observatory is a program of the Center for Transportation Studies.