GIS aiding transportation planning


​Being that Riverside, IL is located in the Chicago Metropolitan area
there are many modes of transit available to the general population in
addition to the traditional ones such as bike and bus routes. The
Geographic Information System (GIS) staff has consolidated transit
information to assist transportation planning efforts in The Village.
The data is available to village staff in their interactive mapping
application giving them a quick resource to review the transportation
network that is available to residents and visitors including website
links to the schedules and other supporting documents that the regional
transit organizations have made available on the internet including
train and bus schedules. A quick look at this information shows how
connected or disconnected the various transit options are and may
suggest initiatives to promote use of those facilities and their
accessibility to businesses or even realize ways to close gaps between
the transit stops.