Accessibility and need are key factors for determining high-priority areas. Accessibility to buses is determined by proximity to route. Low-income households are most likely to not own a vehicle, therefore needing access to public transportation the most. Below, you will see accessibility and need plotted with the CARTA routes.
Darker colors represent a higher level of household income, and the blue represents areas with bus stops within 15 minutes of walking.
Overlaying household income, total population, unemployment and walkability reveals neighborhoods under-served by the current CARTA bus routes. See charts below.