VISUALIZING NJ PATH DATA

Visualizing NJ PATH Turnstile Data

Being a daily commuter on the PATH train, I was really excited to find turnstile data available on the Newark open data website. Having insight into how the PATH train runs, the layout of the stations, and the different use cases of an average passenger, I was able to dig around for patterns more intuitively. 

The positive Y-Axis represents the number of passengers departing from a station, the negative Y-Axis represents the passengers arriving at a station, and the X-Axis represents the time of day binned into 15-minute intervals. 

 

DATA SOURCE     CLEANED UP DATA     LIVE SITE          


SNapshot of THE FINAL PRODUCT


EXPLORING patterns and deviations


Visualizing a NY Red Bulls Season

Having been to the NY Red Bulls stadium in Harrison NJ, I knew that a large number of people use the PATH to get to and from matches. The Harrison station is one of the least utilized in the PATH system, allowing the matches to come through as a deviation from the daily commute patterns. Below are all of the matches that occurred during the timeframe of the available data.


animations and timelapse

Being able to navigate across days and stations displayed clear patterns over a larger time scale. Adding a time-lapse mode in the project allowed viewing the "pulse" of every station.