Transit Center - June 16 2017
Where to find transit data
Strategies on wrangling transit data
Ways of determining reliability
Mapping the reliability of a transit system
Historical Archives (e.g. CSV)
General Transit Feed Specification Static and Realtime ( GTFS)
Or download the data.
This file contains coordinates of the stations.
Source is from the MBTA Rapid Transit Station shapefile, with some manual clean up.
MBTA GTFS Static Feed provides similar data, also requiring some manual clean up.
Launch R Studio
R Studio Overview
File -> Open File -> rely_analysis.R
Set Working Directory. Then "Run" through each step.
Load New dataset: joindata.csv
Change Type to Date
Create A Map
Make A Map
Select avg(rely) and Choose Color
What do you see?
Where are people waiting the longest?
Make Animated Map
Under Fill: Choose rely, Quantile, and Color
under Column: Choose Service Date
What additional data would be useful?
How would you use this data and map responsibly?
You, TransitCenter, Nature of Cities, Carto
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