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New tool calculates city transit accessibility

The service will initially be available in the top 35 urban regions of the US and Canada

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MobilityScore in action, telling an individual how easy it is to get around from their location
MobilityScore in action, telling an individual how easy it is to get around from their location

Washington DC-based information technology company for smart cities, TransitScreen, has introduced a tool which aims to inform users how easy it is to get around from their precise location without a car.

 

MobilityScore is a publicly available website in the US and Canada which provides a numerical transportation score measuring access to not only buses, trains and taxis, but also ride-sharing, bike-sharing and car-sharing choices.

 

The mobility rating ranges from 0 (no available mobility choices) to 100 (excellent mobility choices). The service will initially be available in the top 35 urban regions of both countries.

 

MobilityScore also includes all transportation services found on TransitScreen’s public information displays, the company said.

 

“Transportation is continually evolving, yet as new choices including ride-sharing, bike-sharing and car-sharing emerge, tools for measuring transportation access have not kept up,” said Dr Matt Caywood, co-founder and CEO, TransitScreen.

 

“We created MobilityScore as the solution, a common framework that is future proof and can incorporate current and future transportation choices.”

 

According to the company, the launch of MobilityScore continues its mission to deploy technology to help people make informed, sustainable decisions to improve quality of life in cities.

 

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