Data Visualization Brand New Subway

Published on August 3rd, 2016 | by Joshua New


Visualizing the Challenges of Building a Better Subway

Jason Wright, an engineer in New York City, has developed an interactive visualization called Brand New Subway that allows users to design a new subway system for New York City and observe its theoretical effectiveness, cost, and the amount of people it serves. Users can add new subway lines, design routes, and add stops to create a new maps from scratch or modify the map of the existing subway system, as well as the updated subway system expected to be completed in 2025. As users make changes, Brand New Subway calculates the cost of a single-ride fare, the average weekday ridership, and the performance of the system overall.

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Joshua New is a policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation. He has a background in government affairs, policy, and communication. Prior to joining the Center for Data Innovation, Joshua graduated from American University with degrees in C.L.E.G. (Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government) and Public Communication. His research focuses on methods of promoting innovative and emerging technologies as a means of improving the economy and quality of life. Follow Joshua on Twitter @Josh_A_New.

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