Maps: Prepping for 2018 Election Analysis

I'm putting together a tool kit for analyzing a narrow slice of the 2018 general election results. I want to see look at two kinds of county-by-county patterns. First, what's the relative strength of Republican and Democratic candidates in statewide races in 2018? Second, how does the strength of statewide candidates in 2018 stack up … Continue reading Maps: Prepping for 2018 Election Analysis

Transit Data: 2018 is on track for record rail ridership through Ann Arbor station

Based on data from the Michigan Department of Transportation, 113,783 passengers got on and off Amtrak trains at the Ann Arbor station in the first three quarters of this year. That's about 5,000 more riders than last year's nine-month total of 108,327. In 2017 the full-year ridership total was 150,176—which was the highest number recorded over the last roughly … Continue reading Transit Data: 2018 is on track for record rail ridership through Ann Arbor station

Transit Data: Bloomington, IN

Based on data from the National Transit Database, ridership on the public bus system in Bloomington, Indiana, has trended slightly downward in the three years since 2014. After peaking at 3.51 million riders in 2014, the annual figure has slipped to 3.49 million (2015),  3.45 million (2016), and 3.30 million (2017). Ridership grew by 70 … Continue reading Transit Data: Bloomington, IN