The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) unveiled a new interactive Data Hub that allows the public to visualize and understand the data it collects about taxis and app-based services with the click of a button. The Data Hub is a user-friendly tool anyone can use to identify transportation trends in NYC.

Data Hub users will be able to break out the data at the neighborhood level – whether it’s Union Square in Manhattan, St. George in Staten Island, Saint Albans in Queens or Hunts Point in the Bronx.

The TLC uses the data it gathers to develop policies to fight congestion, ensure app-based drivers earn a fair living, combat dangerous fatigued driving and ensure accessible service for people with disabilities.

The TLC has long made an aggregated version of the information available to the public via NYC’s Open Data Portal. The new Data Hub democratizes access by allowing anyone to visualize and analyze the data with a simple point-and-click, menu-driven approach.

“TLC’s new Data Hub will bring TLC data to life for everyone who wants to better understand how New Yorkers get around,” said Acting Commissioner Bill Heinzen. “Whether you are a student, an entrepreneur, an advocate, or a policymaker, users can customize what information they want to see about for-hire transportation by area, date, and by industry sector.

The Data offered details about the following trends, from Dec. 2017 to Dec. 2018:

  • Trips in all TLC-licensed vehicles rose 11%, an increase of more than 2.9 million trips.
  • Shared trips citywide went up 39%
  • Northern Crown Heights had the greatest number of shared trips, at almost 120,000 in Dec. 2018, followed by Bushwick South, the East Village, Stuyvesant Heights, and Bedford (in Brooklyn).

The data hub also features an industry metrics section, where users can quickly look up the number of Yellow taxis, Green taxis, Vehicles dispatched by HVFHV bases (Uber, Lyft, Via, Juno/Gett), Traditional black cars and livery cars, Luxury limousines and Shared app trips. The Data Hub also includes a data bank, where you can visualize and interact with a range of data sets, such as unique vehicles, pick-ups, and drop-offs.

Source: NYC TLC

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