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Transit accessibility, or the measure of how easy it is for an individual to travel to a desired destination using public transportation is rooted in many transportation system decisions and characteristics, including land-use planning, network design, system operations, and population demographics. The Transit Accessibility indicator provides the aggregate frequency of transit service during peak evening hours in a neighborhood within a quarter-mile of a transit station. Higher numbers indicate high frequency and/or close proximity to service. Data is available for download at the block group level through the EPA’s Smart Location Database. Communities with good transit accessibility have high public transit ridership, which, in turn, has a demonstrated impact on physical activity rates, obesity, and Body Mass Index (BMI). High numbers of transit trips also act as a substitute for auto trips which can help reduce air pollution and motor vehicle collisions. Although posted with the Transportation Services domain, the Transit Accessibility indicator is linked to the Economic Health, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Environmental Hazards, Healthy Systems and Public Safety, Housing, and Neighborhood Characteristics.