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DC Bus stuff

The purpose of this repo is to document projects, ideas, analyses that are based on / involve a historical archive of WMATA bus data.

The archive that this data comes from lives here: (all credit to @markongithub for this!)

Project #1: H Street Bus Lane Pilot

Let's assess how well the Summer 2019 H Street Bus Lane Pilot went!

Take a look in the H street folder. There are two notebooks in there,

  1. h_street_pilot_explore.ipynb shows how I computed the geolocation of all bus GPS readouts from H street.
  2. h_street_analysis.ipynb shows some really basic analysis I did.


Project #2: Cameras to detect bus activity.

Let's use cameras to count buses and then compare how that count lines up with the reported count (via the realtime feed) and also identify "missing" buses.

WMATA Data sources

Code for DC 5/22 Observations & ideas:

  • Something of value might be a "bus stop quality" score, based on how reliable the buses at that stop are. How does this factor into bus access?
  • Given historical commute data, what is the travel time for those commuters if they took the bus? How many transfers would they have?
  • back to the question of where are bottlenecks & where are the slowest buses... where do we need a bus lane??

sticky notes from 5/22

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