High-quality data is essential to the creation of more equitable transportation systems. Granular, multi-dimensional, and privacy-preserving data — with detailed attributes on demographic and socioeconomic factors — can make the difference between equity aspiration and equity action.
Replica’s unique data on people and mobility activity supports the journey toward more equitable transportation networks. Within a few clicks, Replica data can reveal meaningful insights about the mobility needs of demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic cohorts of the population. Our privacy-safe approach gives customers confidence that they can prioritize the needs of local communities and provide evidence for how IIJA projects meet federal Justice40 guidelines.
Replica is the only company offering composite disaggregated datasets that enable you to analyze individual trip characteristics and the sociodemographic and socioeconomic traits of people making those trips (e.g., age, race/ethnicity, income, home location, work location).
Inspired by the 2022 TRB Annual Meeting session, “State DOTs: Creating Pathways to Equity,” we looked at long-duration trips by low-income residents of Fulton County who do not have access to a private automobile. The study shows concentrations of trip destinations overlaid on the transit network.
As noted in a January 2022 NYS press release announcing nearly $1 billion in financing for affordable housing, there are “chronic discrepancies in access to healthcare, housing and services in Central Brooklyn’s neighborhoods.”
This map shows the destinations of long-duration shopping and errands trips among residents of East New York.
The Justice40 Initiative calls for at least 40% of the benefits from certain federal investments to accrue to Disadvantaged Communities (DACs). Using the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) interim definition of DACs, we looked at travel patterns of nonwhite residents of DACs — the map shows network link volumes along major roadways in and around Columbus, OH.
Transportation Management & Design (TMD) performed an equity analysis for New Jersey Transit (NJT) to better understand ridership. Creating equitable transit system means increasing access to service at all times of day throughout the week. If done right, transit becomes more convenient for a broader group of people and for a wider variety of trips. TMD used Replica data to model travel volumes per day and compare this with transit service. By layering in demographic data, and disaggregate information on how disadvantaged communities travel, TMD was able to produce recommendations on how to modify service schedules to provide access to a wider rider base.
In this webinar we discussed:
Rich, privacy-sensitive data makes it possible to explore key questions about existing inequities and who stands to benefit from new interventions.
Comprehensive mobility and people data can help prioritize investments that serve residents well on typical days and in emergency conditions.