Scott Bernstein. How much does it cost to get around? We may know where to buy the cheapest gas or how much a bus ride costs, but it is the built environment that has an enormous and primarily hidden influence on people’s transportation costs. The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing + Transportation (H+T) Affordability Index uncovers and quantifies transportation costs by location. The Index demonstrates how living in a compact, walkable, transit-connected neighborhood can lower a household’s expenses and its environmental impact. This lunch hour presentation walks through the newly updated H+T Index and explains the implications its findings have on the housing market, sustainability, and quality of life.