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1.    New York City Turnstile Data 

Subway turnstile entry and exit data from January – July 2020. All stations are mapped to ZIP codes. 

Cleaned data provided by Caitlin Gorback. 

As used in: Glaeser, Edward L., Caitlin Gorback, and Stephen J. Redding. “JUE Insight: How much does COVID-19 increase with mobility? Evidence from New York and four other U.S. cities.” Journal of Urban Economics. 

 

2.  Census of Global Subway Stations 

Data on subway stations in 193 cities, their completion dates, and coordinates. 

Data provided by Matthew Turner. 

As used in: Gendron-Carrier, Nicolas, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Stefano Polloni, and Matthew A. Turner. “Subway and Urban Air Pollution.” 

 

3.    National Transit Database

Data available on ridership, expenses, passenger miles across all U.S. local public transit agencies. 

 

4.    LA Streetcar Shapefiles

Historical streetcar routes for the red and yellow cars for Los Angeles County, covering the Los Angeles Railway and Pacific Electric lines. Digitized from historical maps, 1915-1928. 

Data provided by Leah Brooks. 

As used in: Leah Brooks & Byron Lutz, 2019. "Vestiges of Transit: Urban Persistence at a Microscale," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 101(3), pages 385-399, July.

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