About

AssembleMe is an information science blog written by Julius Schorzman that frequently sways off-topic.

Julius is the CEO of the Google Ventures backed company DailyCred. DailyCred makes working with OAuth super duper simple.

To view some of my old projects, visit Shopobot or CodeCodex.

You can follow me on Twitter if you really want to @schorzman.

Search
Contact Me
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    « Politics and Fear | Main | Melas Chasma »
    Thursday
    Aug052004

    Subway Facts

    DATA: Here are some nice New York City Subway facts to fill your Thursday afternoon with sunshine.



    Some random facts from the New York City Transit Riders Council (reported on by the shrill right-wing nut-jobs at the NYPost, a beacon of trusted journalism.):



    * An updated subway map was not posted at 38 percent of stations.



    * Platforms and stairs were in good condition at only 66 percent of stations.



    * Exposed or hanging wires were a problem at 54 percent of the stations.



    Hanging wires? Yikes. One of the five worst stations is the stop at 205th street in the Bronx, pictured below. (I can almost smell the urine just looking at it.)







    Here are some light and fun PDF charts that rank each subway line on a number of factors, from cleanliness to reliability.



    Overall Ranking



    Detailed Results



    Rank by Performance Indicator



    Overall, I like the simple representation of these charts. However, I'd prefer a simple percentage to the confusing $0.00 to $2.00 scale. Yes, I get it, it's the price of a subway ride. Cute, yes. But helpful? Not really.



    You have to be impressed with the D Line, traveling close to a half-million cumulative miles between breakdowns. Let's think about that. The D Line trains go 448,404 miles between breakdowns, what else could be about that long? Hmmm, the radius of the Sun is 432,164 miles. Impressive, no?



    (Via Gothamist 1 and 2)

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.

    My response is on my own website »
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>