Neighborhoods & Ridership in Los Angeles | Cat Callaghan and Nicole Brown
This is a study of the areas immediately around the Orange Line bus rapid transit (BRT) and Gold Line light rail in Los Angeles that were installed in the mid-2000s. We looked at American Community Survey data, DataQuick/CoreLogic, and the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Census data to explore these regions over time. In order to determine the effects on land values and transit ridership these areas were studied before and after implementation. Using GIS we were able to spatially analyze the effects on these two lines on the people living there.
Nicole Brown and Cat Callaghan are Masters students in their second year at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Nicole’s concentration is Design & Development and Community and Economic Development. Her background is in affordable housing policy and youth engagement. Cat’s concentration is Transportation Policy & Planning and has a background in architecture designing rail stations.