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GIS for Transportation

About this Guide

This guide provides information on accessing resources for research on GIS and transportation.

Please see the GIS: Geographic Information System guide for an in-depth information on GIS services, software, and support at the Northwestern University Libraries.

Key Resource for Transportation Data

National Transit Map

In the United States, transit ridership has grown by more than 20 percent in the last decade, reaching its highest levels since 1957. To keep track of the industry and provide public information and statistics as it continues to grow, FTA’s National Transit Database (NTD) records the financial, operating and asset condition of transit systems.

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics National Transit Map[external link] offers data from hundreds of transit agencies about their stops, routes, and schedules.

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