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Metro Atlanta Transit-Related Data Resources

ATL System Maps  are compiled by ATL: Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority’s Collection of the entire metro’s transit systems including CobbLinc, Gwinnett County Transit (GTC), MARTA, and Xpress.

Atlanta Transit Equity Dashboard is similar Transit Equity Dashboards for Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland,  and Washington D.C., this report focuses on job access equity provided by the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) system provides. This tool was put together by Margaret Mullins who now works for Propel ATL.

Metro Atlanta Racial Equity Atlas allows you visualize demographic, economic, education and health factors and how they intersect with race and ethnicity. ArcGIS is used to create four main maps. Data can be viewed at the census tract level for the 13-County metro area (Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Paulding, and Rockdale). 

To demonstrate issues of racial inequity in the Metro Atlanta Area all maps included racial demographic data and each map category includes the following variables:

  • Household Economics Map: Employment, Household income, Children in Poverty, SNAP Benefits, and Vehicle Availability
  • Housing and Community Map: Rent burden, Home Ownership, Housing value, and Housing vacancies
  • Education Map: Educational attainment, Post-secondary education (colleges, universities, technical institutes etc.), 3rd grade reading proficiency, 8th grade math proficiency, and Internet access
  • Health and Environment Map: Health insurance coverage, Life expectancy, Frequent mental health distress, Emergency Room visits due to asthma, Tree coverage, Commute time

Planning Atlanta: A New City in the Making, 1930s-1990s - a digital collection from Georgia State University Library consisting of city planning maps, city planning publications, demographic data, photographs depicting planning activities, oral histories, and aerial photographs. Much of the Planning Atlanta material was created by the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Regional Commission, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Additionally, the collection includes items from other agencies and entities, such as the MARTA.