WisDOT introduces new online tool to help identify areas of public transportation need for non-drivers

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) launched a new GIS mapping tool that will help policy makers, transportation planners and mobility providers align transportation resources with underserved populations throughout the state.

More than one million people in Wisconsin are non-drivers—many of whom are seniors, individuals with disabilities, young people and low-income individuals. The Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application, available on the WisDOT website, enables state and local decision makers to locate non-driver populations in their area and begin to plan or expand public transportation options…

The Non-Driver ArcGIS Online Application allows users to access census data and WisDMV data on a state map. Users can view estimates of how many non-drivers live in each county, municipality or census area. By comparing non-driver location data with transportation service mapping, users can identify ‘hotspots’ of underserved and unserved Wisconsin non-drivers.