We’ve posted Sarah Kaufman’s presentation on “Social Media in Disaster Preparation, Response and Recovery” from the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting on Slideshare. View below:
How was New York-area transportation affected during and after Hurricane Sandy?
Check out our interactive timeline here, and download the report that looks at the performance of MTA, NYC and typical New Yorkers on the same page.
If you’re interested in learning more about transportation and social media during Hurricane Sandy, join us at our event tomorrow.
We’ve posted a survey about hurricane-related commutes. If you’re in the New York area and working from home or elsewhere, please fill it out to give us a better sense of commute pattern changes resulting from the hurricane: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5Z56DVY
Here’s what we’re reading in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:
- NYU Rudin Center Director Mitchell Moss’s op-ed on CNN.com: Sandy debunks ‘nanny state’
- The New York Times posts helpful information about what transportation services are available now, somewhat and eventually.
- With transit down and many workplaces open, Dani Simons has written a helpful guide to post-Sandy bike commuting.
- Fantastic photos from the MTA on Flickr and videos on YouTube that really show the storm’s effect on the transit system.
- Kottke.org has some great links and content about the Hurricane.
Let us know if you’re checking out other interesting and useful sites. Hope you’re keeping warm, dry and with power!
Tonight the NYU Rudin Center is hosting a group of mentors and apprentices from the Women’s Transportation Seminar. The organization is a great resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge base, meet people in the industry, and advance their careers. The NYU Rudin Center is proud to support WTS, as we believe in strengthening the networks of transportation professionals in the region, and furthering opportunities for all. We encourage you (not just women!) to check them out here.
Dr. Anthony Townsend, a Visiting Scholar at the NYU Rudin Center, is presenting an opening keynote at the Code for America Summit in San Francisco on “A New Civics for Smart Cities”, outlining principles for designing more inclusive and resilient technologies for urban management and governance.
For more info, check out the website: http://cfasummit.org/speakers/
A video about the new Bleecker Street transfer between the B/D/F/M and 6 trains, a project years in the making at the NYU Rudin Center’s home station, featuring our director, Mitchell Moss:
Our researcher Sarah Kaufman presented at last week’s DataGotham conference/celebration of big data in New York City, giving a lightning talk about open transportation data’s benefits, background and future. The event was hosted at the Tribeca Rooftop, and the following day at NYU’s Stern School of Business. Sarah spoke alongside data gurus from Foursquare, Newsweek, bit.ly and the CIA, and advocated for the continued opening of transportation data. The talk was related to her guide to opening transportation data, posted over the summer, which you can read here.