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NJ Transit Study 02-19-09

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  • 1. NJ TRANSIT + AMTRAK – Initial Study Information Architecture : Spring 2009 Katrina Bekessy | Conway Liao | Danny Chang | Amber Krishan
  • 2. Overview • Focus of study Newark Airport, Newark Penn, New York Penn
  • 3. Focus of Study Economics • Population concentration • Employment - job opportunities, types of careers • Household Income • Resources - daily needs, larger problems Culture & Society • Attractions - what is offered in the area? • Leisure - how do people spend their free time? • Media - what information affects commuter's decisions and experiences? The Commuter • Type of commuter • Income - where is the money? Who's earning it? • Quality of Life - lifestyle, involvement in community Information Dissemination • Information channels • Newark & NJ Transit relationship
  • 4. Newark Vs NewYork - Population density in 2000(people per square mile) 52.214 – 240.725 910.526 – 2,056.584 3,443.878 – 5,327.907 9,344.444 – 223,600.000
  • 5. Newark Vs NewYork - Employment per 1,000 in 2003 0 - 38 113 - 166 236 - 342 553 – 480,400
  • 6. Household Income
  • 7. Gathering Places
  • 8. Commuter Volume According to NJ Transit 2006 Fact at-a-glance . 23% of passengers who use NJ rail system were boarding at NY Penn Station in average weekday. 8% from Newark Penn Station. (*We will need the current numbers from NJ transit. We really do.)
  • 9. Time Table Visualization - 4 Stations
  • 10. Time Table Visualization - 4 Stations (AM Rush)
  • 11. Time Table Visualization - 4 Stations (PM Rush)
  • 12. Information Ecosystem - NJ Transit
  • 13. Information Ecosystem - Newark
  • 14. Information Ecosystem - Relationships NJ Transit Newark
  • 15. Liberty corridor & THE tunnel This is a map of overlay Liberty Corridor & The tunnel construction site for NJ transit. We can see the flow from the construction of making NY and NJ connected seamlessly.
  • 16. Next Steps • Re-asses our current work • Conduct field study and obtain public records o Visiting each station  Unlimited transit pass o Permission to document o Help accessing records and documents  Ridership information  Inflow vs. Outflow  Clear demographics  New development (building permits) • Visualize future state of Newark, NJ transit and New York • Analyze the research conducted to determine areas of opportunity