Network Analysis/Equity Analysis of access to transportation

Discussion created by sarenbonacker on May 28, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2013 by MMorang-esristaff
Hello GIS gurus,

I am attempting to run an equity analysis of access to public transportation for the various racial/ethnic groups represented in U.S. census data within my area. I have a street network dataset for the area, including the bus stops/stations as facilities within the dataset and I have attached the relevant census data to the census blocks within the area.

The question I have is how to best calculate the numbers of each race/ethnicity/religion/etc that have access to each bus stop. I am a bit out of my depth with this, so any advice I can get would be appreciated...Im looking for any tools, methods or similar existing projects that I could draw some ideas from and get my project moving again as well as clarify future questions.