ASCII TIGER/Line files to GIS compatible format??

Discussion created by geo_miranda on Apr 5, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2013 by rborchert
I've downloaded an ASCII text file from US Census Bureau website and now need to bring this file into ArcMap but cannot.  I can open it in TransCAD save it as an ESRI SHP and then open it in ArcMap.  Is there a way to eliminate using TransCAD?