Friday, July 28, 2006

public transit beyond the beltway orange belt

busy or lazy I am not sure, but this is mooching off of the good people at the state data center. This is their map showing the percentage of workers using public transit users per municipality across the state. All that white represents municipalities where there is ZERO public transit ridership. The yellow is a little misleading.. Yellow represents public transit commuting of UNDER 1%, usually well under 1%.. so it might as well be white as well. Other than where you see red or the dark blue, you really have no public transit constituency to speak of. Thus you realize how hard it is to get support for things like dedicated transit funding in Harrisburg, or a regional transit agency between counties locally.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to know why Millcreek Township has a 1.15 to 5.2 percent ridership. Does everything, even public transit, lean towards Fisher.

Saturday, July 29, 2006 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Millcreek Township, Clarion County.

Saturday, July 29, 2006 8:01:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

maybe they are using Clarion Area Public Transit:

http://www.clarion.edu/relations/bus/

Monday, July 31, 2006 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clarion Area Public Transit only makes trips in Clarion Borough and adjacent townships. Just thinking that the data is off a couple of percent.

I remember a researcher friend noting that 1990 census data included five house trailers within a Garfield census tract. I've yet to find those trailers.

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Mill Creek is small right. So that stray percentage is actually a person or two. Most census data is self-reported so it could be that type of error. But when you are talking about a person or two, could be almost anything. Someone who drives into a park and ride somewhere is a possibility.

I have not thought about the garfield tracts.. but there is today an inhabited mobile home in Bloomfield... been there a long time.

Monday, July 31, 2006 12:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear readers,

Chris caught me out on a biggie. He has found no trailers/mobile homes listed in the 1990 census for Garfield. I apologize for making such an offhand comment, and will try in the future to keep from presenting such misleading information again.

Fellow commenters,

Don't even think of trying to get faulty information past Chris.

Monday, July 31, 2006 1:42:00 PM  

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