PCAC to Present at NYMTC Brown Bag Lunch, April 24 at noon

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR THESE UPCOMING NYMTC EVENTS

April 18 at 1:15 p.m.  – PFAC Meeting with special presentation by William Wheeler, Director of Special Project Development & Planning, Metropolitan Transportation Authority: “Whither the Dashing Commuter?….Transport Trends and Challenges in a Changing Region.” This meeting may be attended in person or via webcast
April 24 at 12 noon – Brown Bag Presentation by Ellyn Shannon, Senior Transportation Planner, PCAC and Angela Bellisio, Research Assistant, PCAC: Visualizing MTA Data: The Importance of Trend Lines. This meeting may be attended in person or as a webinar
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PROGRAM, FINANCE, AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE (PFAC) MEETING

Thursday, April 18, 2013

@ 1:15 pm

New York Metropolitan Transportation Council Office

199 Water Street, 22nd floor, Lower Manhattan

This meeting will be webcast

AGENDA AND MEETING DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE on www.NYMTC.org

 

In addition to several action items, there will be a special presentation by William Wheeler, Director of Special Project Development & Planning, MTA: “Whither the Dashing Commuter?…Transport Trends and Challenges in a Changing Region”

 

For security purposes either RSVP by calling the main line at (212) 383-7200 or

RSVP by sending an email to andrea.miles-cole@dot.ny.gov

 

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NYMTC Brown Bag Presentation:

Visualizing MTA Data: The Importance of Trend Lines

Speakers:       Ellyn Shannon, Senior Transportation Planner, PCAC and Angela Bellisio, Research Assistant, PCAC

Date:                 Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time:                12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Location:        NYMTC, 199 Water Street, 22nd Floor, NYC.

 
This meeting may be attended in person or as a webinar. To attend in person RSVP to lisa.daglian@dot.ny.gov or call 212-383-7200. To attend as a webinar, register at: http://tinyurl.com/PCAC-data-viz

 
On March 19th the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA (PCAC) released its report:  The MTA in the Age of Big Data: Transforming the Wealth of MTA Data into Accessible, Meaningful, Visual, Interactive Information. In an effort to make the MTA’s information more digestible, the PCAC proposed the creation of three visualization tools to help internal MTA stakeholders (staff and managers) and external MTA stakeholders (Board members, elected officials, transit advocates, academics and riders) quickly understand the MTA’s strengths and weaknesses. Such tools can lead to more informed operational and capital investment decisions and a better understanding of the quality of the transit system.

These three tools have a goal of more efficiently communicating MTA performance over time and include:

1. Establishing an interactive trend line program to illustrate how the MTA has performed in its operational, capital, and financial sectors.

2. Digitizing MTA Board books to include interactive, rather than static, charts and maps.

3. Developing a mobile transparency app where financial, capital, and operational reports could be easily accessed along with MTA data analytics, public/open data, public meetings, and other relevant transparency information.

This presentation will highlight the findings of the report and be followed by a discussion of the most pressing trend lines including ridership, on-time performance, train frequency, mean distance between failures, staffing levels, debt and funding levels, all of which can help to tell the MTA story.

 

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