Driving alone remains the commuting option of choice for the 10-county metro, but its rates vary by location and occupation.
TransitCenter's Transit Insights tool makes it possible to look at transit trends over time and see how demographic change influences transit infrastructure.
Exploring the history of maptivism and its current incarnations in Atlanta.
How do local governments decide where to invest public funds? Better yet, how can local governments help ensure that these investments are distributed to projects in an equitable manner? Unfortunately, there is no single, easy answer. However, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has created an interactive equity analysis tool to help address these questions. [...]
Friday Factday: 2018 Metro Atlanta Speaks Survey Results ReleasedAge and Generations, Economy, Education, Environment, Friday Factday, Housing, Metro Atlanta Speaks, Other Demographics, Population, Public Health, Race and Diversity, Transportation
Now in its sixth year, the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Metro Atlanta Speaks survey offers a snapshot of residents’ viewpoints on the area’s top challenges, local assets and what matters most to them. The survey polls residents from 13 metro counties on questions about transportation, the economy, amenities and quality of life, civic engagement and [...]
The Census Bureau has released-- over the last few weeks--two great new datasets that are worth a look: American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates, 2017 American Housing Survey (AHS), 2017 Available through American FactFinder, the ACS 1-year has 2017 estimates for geographic areas with 60,000 people or more. The next ACS [...]
The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program, operated by the U.S. Census Bureau's Center for Economic Studies, provides Residential Area Characteristics (RAC), Worker Area Characteristics (WAC), and Origin-Destination data for workers and jobs on an annual basis. Using LEHD data, the dashboard below (also here) enables the user to identify where people who live in [...]
The story map below represents the capstone work of Matt Leonard, a recent graduate of the MS-Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST) program at Georgia Tech and Research & Analytics Intern at the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC). It provides an illuminating glimpse at how Atlanta's built environment and human landscape was shaped in large [...]
Looking for a place with all the latest news and info related to working, living, and commuting in the Atlanta Metro region? What's Next ATL bills itself as just that -- a one-stop shop for original blog posts, carefully selected links of local and national news, news releases from local government and non-profit [...]
The availability of alternative avenues of transportation is on the rise in Atlanta! With ride-sharing, bike-sharing, and most recently scooter- and moped-sharing, Atlanta residents, workers, and visitors are finding a variety of options to get around the city that do not involve driving a car or only using public transit. While many of the [...]