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Taxi GPS data helps researchers study Hurricane Sandy's effect on NYC traffic
Description: When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast in late October 2012, the "superstorm" disrupted traffic in New York City for more than five days, but the evacuation proceeded relatively efficiently with only minor delays. The largest Atlantic hurricane on record, Sandy offered a chance for researchers to try out a new computational method they developed that promises to help municipalities quantify the resilience of their transportation systems to extreme events using only GPS data from taxis. [Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign]
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Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Publish Date: 10/25/2014
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