Purchase and Download Transit Explorer 2 Data

Transit Explorer

The Transit Explorer 2 database provides information on all fixed-guideway transit routes in the U.S., Canada, and the rest of North America. Geospatial data are now available for download; click the below button to pay on Stripe. Once you pay, the latest data will be emailed to you.

The data are comprehensive and detailed: More than 7000 transit stations are included, as well as about 1300 transit line segments, in 68 metropolitan regions. Data include information about year of opening, cost (for new transit lines), grade (for stations), and mode.*

Data are provided in both Shapefile and GeoJSON formats, and can be opened using ArcGIS, QGIS, R, and other geospatial analysis applications. Additional information, including rules related to data use, is provided in a read me/data dictionary file attached to the data.

To purchase the data: Click on the below button. Once you pay, the latest data will be emailed to you.

Please contact Yonah Freemark—yfreemark (at) thetransportpolitic.com—with any questions or concerns. Note that the data provided in the above link is for individual use. For commercial use, please contact Yonah Freemark directly.

Note: Why do I charge for these data? This database has been built over the course of years, taking a huge amount of my time. To continue supporting the Transit Explorer 2 project and ensuring that I can improve the quality of data over time, I need to ensure I can justify the time I put into it.

* As of February 2020, 93% of existing stations have year-open information; 97% of stations have grade information; and 40% of lines have year-open information;

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