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#206 SEPTA GIS: Visualization and Analysis of Railway Safety Incidents


Principal Investigator
C.J. Taylor
Status
Completed
Start Date
Feb. 1, 2012
End Date
Dec. 1, 2013
Research Type
Advanced
Grant Type
Research
Grant Program
MAP-21 TSET National (2013 - 2018)
Grant Cycle
TSET - University of Pennsylvania
Visibility
Public

Abstract

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) s one of the largest metropolitan transit systems in the world, with an annual ridership of nearly 340 million. A major concern with such a large transportation system is safety: each year, many safety incidents occur on SEPTA transit systems, particularly the Regional Rail Lines. This work focuses on the implementation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to be used by SEPTA. To analyze this data. So far, the group has shown progress and completed the bare bones functionality of the web application. After multiple back and forth communications with SEPTA's safety department, SEPTA has compiled and sent past incident data to our group dating all the way back to 2002. The group successfully plotted more than 3000 incidents on a map of the Greater Philadelphia Area.    
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Individuals Involved

Email Name Affiliation Role Position
cjtaylor@cis.upenn.edu Taylor, C.J. University of Pennsylvania PI Faculty - Researcher/Post-Doc

Budget

Amount of UTC Funds Awarded
$0.00
Total Project Budget (from all funding sources)
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Type Name Uploaded
Final Report 206.pdf Dec. 12, 2018, 5:41 a.m.

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