Transportation Tuesday: Affordability

These maps show areas in metro Atlanta that are most affordable (considering transportation and housing costs) for five different scenarios of family composition and income: A median-income family of four A working individual earning 50% of median regional income A retired couple at 80% of median regional income A single-parent family of three earning 50% [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Housing, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Affordability

Transportation Tuesday: T-SPLOST

On November 8, 2016, Atlanta voters will vote on two ballot referenda authorizing investment in transit and transportation infrastructure. This map from the City of Atlanta's T-SPLOST Fact Sheet shows proposed T-SPLOST, MARTA, and Renew Atlanta projects. Read more about the referenda on the City's website.

By | October 25th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: T-SPLOST

Transportation Tuesday: Commuting between Counties

For each of the ten core metro Atlanta counties, this chart shows the number of workers that commute into the county for work but live elsewhere, that live and work in the county, and that live in the county but commute out for work.

By | October 18th, 2016|Economy, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Commuting between Counties

Transportation Tuesday: Worst Traffic Jams in August

Where were the worst traffic jams during August? This map shows the top 10 bottlenecks along metro Atlanta highways for the month of August (click image to enlarge). A bottleneck is a segment of roadway where the traffic speed has dropped below 60% of the historical referenced speed for at least 5 minutes. INRIX ranks [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Worst Traffic Jams in August

Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone

This map shows neighborhoods in metro Atlanta where the mean travel time to work is between 30 - 45 minutes, and where 85% or more of commuters drive alone to work. Driving alone on a long commute is considered a health factor by County Health Rankings. "A 2012 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found [...]

By | August 30th, 2016|Public Health, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Long commute – driving alone

Transportation Tuesday: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing +Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index mapping tools, the images below show greenhouse gas emissions throughout metro Atlanta. The data use transportation and household factors to model annual greenhouse gas emissions per acre (left) and per household (right).  The emissions per acre map shows higher concentrations in the urban core and along [...]

By | August 23rd, 2016|Public Health, Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Transportation Tuesday: Freight Mobility Plan Update

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) recently adopted an update to the Atlanta Regional Freight Mobility Plan that features short-term and long-term strategies to enhance the movement of freight in metro Atlanta.  The plan includes $1.8 billion in targeted road and highway improvements scheduled to begin construction in the next 5 years, as well as recommendations [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Freight Mobility Plan Update

Transportation Tuesday: Affordability for a family of three with one worker

We recently shared a map that shows location affordability (based on housing and transportation costs) for a Type 1 Family (a family of four, including two working commuters, with a median annual household income of $57,740). This new map shows both the Type 1 Family data and affordability for a Type 7 Family:  a moderate income [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Affordability for a family of three with one worker

Transportation Tuesday: Georgia Teen Drivers

The number of teens drivers has hit a record low, according to data from the Federal Highway Administration. In 2014, there were about 8.5 million teenage drivers in the U.S. How does this trend look for Georgia drivers? Source: U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics Series

By | July 12th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: Georgia Teen Drivers

Transportation Tuesday: May’s Worst Traffic Jams

Now we can relive the worst traffic jams of May 2016! The top 10 bottlenecks for the month are shown here, with details about duration, length, and number of occurrences. For the second month in a row, the #1 bottleneck was I-75 N @ Chastain Rd/exit 271. The average maximum length of this bottleneck was 11.82 miles [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Transportation, Transportation Tuesday|Comments Off on Transportation Tuesday: May’s Worst Traffic Jams
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