By Chris McCahill
For several years, SSTI has worked to advance best practices in the use of two emerging technologies: accessibility metrics and trip-making data from mobile devices. Our recently completed study, Connecting Sacramento, was an essential part of that effort. This study brings together these technologies and tests their application in identifying and prioritizing first- and last-mile-connections to transit, among other uses.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting a series of briefs describing different aspects of the work, developed with support from TransitCenter. Those briefs and a full technical report from the study are now available and include:
- Accessibility and Trip-Making: An Introduction for Practitioners, a broad overview of the technologies for high-level practitioners and policymakers.
- Connecting Sacramento: A Trip-Making and Accessibility Study, a brief overview and highlights from the study.
- Accessibility Analysis and Connections to Transit, an introduction to accessibility metrics.
- Understanding Trip-Making with Big Data, an introduction to trip-making data.
Visit the Connecting Sacramento project page to learn more about the work and download materials from the study.
Chris McCahill is a Associate Researcher at SSTI.