01/09/2020 version 1.0 (updated 3/22/20 with 2018 American Community Survey data)
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics' access to intercity transportation interactive map shows, by county, the percent of the rural population with
access to scheduled air (commercial), intercity bus, and intercity rail transportation for the
years 2006, 2012, and 2018. Rural residents with access live within:
miles of a large airport, that is, airports with
at least 0.25 percent of total U.S.
passenger boardings in a year, or
miles of any other airport with scheduled commercial service, intercity bus stop, or
intercity rail facility.
The map additionally shows, by county, the change
in the number of intercity transportation facilities from 2006-2018 and the
locations of the facilities in each year.
For all years, a filter may be applied to display counties where the percent of the rural population with access to intercity transportation is within a selected range. For 2018, additional filters are available to select counties where rural areas possess select demographic and socio-economic characteristics, for example counties where 10% of the rural population are 65 and older. The map will show the percent of the rural population with access to intercity transportation for counties meeting the filter criteria. In many counties, the percent of the selected demographic or socio-economic group with access to intercity transportation is less than that of the total rural population.