SEPTA GIS: Visualization and Analysis of Railway Safety Incidents

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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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      University Transportation Centers Program
      1200 New Jersey Avenue
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Ehrlichman, Courtney

    • Performing Organizations:

      Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

      Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
    • Principal Investigators:

      Taylor, Camillo

    • Start Date: 20120200
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20131200
    • Source Data: RiP Project 34174

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01481192
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: May 11 2013 1:01AM