Re: [betaNYC] A Day in the Life of a New York City Taxi

From: Matt
Sent on: Monday, July 14, 2014 5:25 PM
This is great. Also bloomberg news seems to have picked it up and is running it on their homepage.

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On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 5:13 PM, Joel Natividad <[address removed]> wrote:

Awesome!
Like I tweeted earlier, the TLC should commission a display for their office :)

Maybe, you can even hyperlocalize it so that a person who's about to hail a taxi from a specific point and a given destination can check from a smartphone and show representative taxi trips in the corpus (avg fare, avg time, avg tip for trips around the same time last year, etc.)

Maybe, convince TLC that truly opening taxi data is how to out-uber Uber, which still hasn't published an API.

Great stuff!
Joel

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On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 6:45 AM, Chris Whong <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi BetaNYC, 

I'm excited to share this little side project that I've been working on with the FOIL'd NYC taxi data.  It offers a glimpse into a single 24 hour period, for a single taxi, and tallies up fares, taxes, and passengers.  

I've already seen some interesting things, such as unexpected gaps during prime service hours for some taxis (why?  Long lunch breaks?  Shift Change?)  as well as some pretty big variance in daily earnings.

I hope you like it!  Blog post coming on the tech recipe, there's a lot going on under the hood.  

-Chris



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