What is the Transportation and Health Tool?
The Transportation and Health Tool (THT) was developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide easy access to data that practitioners can use to examine the health impacts of transportation systems.
The tool provides data on a set of transportation and public health indicators for each U.S. state and metropolitan area that describe how the transportation environment affects safety, active transportation, air quality, and connectivity to destinations. You can use the tool to quickly see how your state or metropolitan area compares with others in addressing key transportation and health issues. It also provides information and resources to help agencies better understand the links between transportation and health and to identify strategies to improve public health through transportation planning and policy.
How to Use the Tool
- View indicator data
- Learn more about the indicators used in the tool
- Identify strategies to improve transportation and health outcomes
- Explore information, resources, and research about the relationship between transportation and health
- Understand how the tool assigns scores to states and metropolitan areas
- Review how and why the tool was developed