Understanding Transportation Related Infrastructure Access in 52 Major US Cities

Transit deserts are urban areas with poor transportation related infrastructure access. In these areas, transit demands usually exceed transit supplies. In this project the authors refined the concept of transit deserts further and introduce the new concept of transit oases and transit adequate areas. They then applied their methods to 52 US cities. The authors found that all cities have issues with transit deserts. Central Business Districts are almost all transit oases. The methods presented here can be applied to almost any city to quickly assess transportation supply and demand and determine which areas are potentially being underserved with regards to transportation.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
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    University of Texas, Austin

    School of Architecture
    Austin, TX  United States  78712-1075

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
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  • Publication Date: 2019-4


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 42p

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  • Accession Number: 01706586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CM2-18
  • Contract Numbers: USDOT 69A3551747135
  • Created Date: Apr 25 2019 11:45AM