Staten Island Express Bus

Won $500 in transit data hackathon sponsored by
Google and New York University

Hackthon certificate

 

Commuting to Manhattan from Staten Island poses unique logistical challenges. To come up with innovative transit solutions, NYC's bus operator, MTA, sponsored a hackathon with Google and New York University. For this event, the MTA released for the first time proprietary ridership data for its bus network.

A multi-disciplinary team was formed with professional transit planners. We analyzed the hackathon's data using professional geospatial software (ESRI ArcGIS) and other tools. Following a detailed consideration of local commuting factors, we built a presentation that won a $500 cash prize.

Simplified bus routes for Staten Island
Simplified bus routes for Staten Island

Simplified bus routes for Manhattan
Manhattan route termini

Staten Island population map
Staten Island population map