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Anthony Foxx: Transportation Dept Unveils Transit Service Map Open Data Platform

The Transportation Department has unveiled an open data platform that works to provide a map of transit services in the U.S.

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx wrote in a blog post published Thursday the National Transit Map features data from 270 transit agencies and covers approximately 400,000 stops and stations from nearly 10,000 routes.

DoT plans to build on the platform to provide data support to all transit agencies and represent every transit service, Foxx said.

Foxx added the data from the transit map can aid application developers, transportation practitioners, advocates and transit users.

The secretary noted that the map can help businesses explore opportunities along transit routes while transit planners can use the platform to identify service issues.

Foxx also called on the public to provide feedback on ways they can utilize data from the transit map.

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