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Apr. 24, 2016 3:20 pm

Here’s the social and economic impact of Philly’s transit systems

It's not all that bad, according to AllTransit's analysis of SEPTA, Amtrak, NJ Transit, Peter Pan and Port Authority.

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The state of public transit in Philadelphia is pretty healthy, according to data analysis from AllTransit.

The site, which has analyzed data sets from over 800 transit agencies across the country, sheds some light on the social and economic impact public transit is making in urban areas across the United States.

Besides analyzing the equity, mobility and quality of transit, the site levies metrics calculating the impact it has on jobs, the local economy and health — and tallies it all to calculate a total performance score.

That score for Philly is nearly 8.9 out of 10, making it the third most socially and economically beneficial transit system out of all U.S. cities with a population over one million.

Here are five quick takeaways:

  • 60.74 percent of commuters drive, while 27.28 percent take public transit and 8.74 percent walk.
  • 131,678 health care and social workers live within a half-mile of a transit stop, while 154,266 of those jobs are within the same range of transit.
  • 2.05 percent of workers commute by bicycle.
  • 50 farmers markets are located within a half-mile of transit.
  • 73 bikeshare locations are within a half-mile of transit.
More transit metrics

The analysis does not include comprehensive Indego data, just data sets provided by SEPTA, Amtrak, NJ Transit lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines and Port Authority Transit Corporation.

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