Furthering our commitment to open up information for consumers, Zillow has expanded its partnership with Walk Score to now include Transit Score. While Walk Score measures the “walkability” of any address, Transit Score measures how well a location is served by public transportation.
People looking at home details pages on Zillow in more than 100 cities can scroll down to the “Maps and Views” section to see the home’s Walk Score and Transit Score. It’s great information for homeowners, as well as potential buyers or renters.
Transit Score provides a 0 -100 rating for more than 100 cities where public transit data is available. Ratings range from “Rider’s Paradise” that offer world-class bus and rail service, to areas with limited or no nearby public transportation.
How do they do it? A Transit Score is calculated by assigning a “usefulness” value to nearby transit routes based on the frequency, type of route (rail, bus, etc.), and distance to the nearest stop on the route. The “usefulness” of all nearby routes is summed and then it is normalized to a score between 0 – 100.
Zillow’s partnership with Walk Score and Transit Score is yet another example of our approach to providing the best data, tools and resources to people at all stages of home ownership. Now check out your home‘s transit score to see where you rank!