University of Minnesota

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.

Access Across America

This series of reports ranks accessibility to jobs in major U.S. cities by mode:


Access Across America: Transit 2016 report to be released on Nov. 9, 2017

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The 2016 edition of Access Across America: Transit will be released at 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The report ranks the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States for connecting workers with jobs via transit.

The rankings are part of the Access Across America series that measures accessibility to jobs via various modes of transportation in major metropolitan areas across the United States.

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.