Riders of Boston’s public transportation system use the Transit app to plan trips, get real-time information on service, and set alerts for departure times. These interactions provide a massive amount of data about how riders use the app and navigate the transit system. But little has been done with this treasure trove of information—until now.
When’s the last time you visited a neighborhood where practically everyone was different from you? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is probably “rarely” or “never.” That’s because segregation by race and socioeconomic status in cities remains very much intact, according to new research by Northeastern professor Qi Ryan Wang.