DATA STORIES

Discover ways our city’s mobility data has been analyzed, applied and combined to develop innovative solutions to real-world challenges. Join us. Review our datasets to help us develop the mobility solutions of the future.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue STREAMING DATA FEED SHOWS RIDERS WHERE THEIR BUS IS IN REAL-TIME

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is the region's public transportation leader, with nearly 19 million passenger trips in 2017. For many residents, the COTA bus is their ride to work, to school, to the doctor or to the grocery store. COTA was named Outstanding Public Transportation System among midsize agencies in 2018 by the American Public Transportation Association. Innovation was one of the qualities that earned it this distinction, and technology played no small role.

 

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue DEVELOPERS NEEDED TO FILL AN "APP GAP"

We all praise the GPS apps that help us get around, but there is no current resource that tells drivers if the vehicle they’re operating is too tall for the upcoming bridge. As a truck, bus driver or fleet operator, this is pertinent information that is currently lacking while navigating our streets.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue DATA FEED CAN HELP TRUCKERS FIND SAFE SPOT TO REST

The commercial trucking industry is considered the lifeblood of our economy, moving more than 10.5 billion tons of freight in the U.S. each year. Trucks dominate freight movements because they can reach nearly any destination.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue TRACKING LOCAL FOOD SUPPLIES FOR HUNGRY FAMILIES

Each year, children, seniors and adults in Franklin County go hungry for about 70 million meals. Neighbors in our community struggle to access healthy food for a number of reasons, including lack of financial means as well as lack of access to transportation that can get them to food that meets their health or cultural needs.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue DATA PAVES THE WAY TO HELP OLDER ADULTS GET AROUND

Central Ohio's 65+ population is expected to double in the next 35 years – and the Baby Boomer generation is hardly slowing down. But as they age, many older adults may lack the ability or desire to drive and own a car. In a region characterized by suburban sprawl that also contains transit deserts, there's risk that many older adults could become socially isolated or cut off from critical services.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue PARKING TICKETS PILING UP? USE DATA TO DETERMINE WHY

Urban drivers know the headache: circling several blocks looking for an available parking meter; digging for change to feed the meter; then finding an orange ticket on the windshield after an appointment ran a few minutes longer than expected.

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SCOS DataStory StarCircle Blue CRASH DATA PUTS CITY IN THE KNOW FOR IMPROVED TRAFFIC SAFETY

In 2017, there were 1,094 fatal traffic crashes resulting in 1,179 traffic fatalities on Ohio roadways. We believe that data and technology can help reduce this number in the future. Today, professionals responsible for managing and improving the safety of our transportation system must often rely on dispersed and sometimes outdated or incomplete traffic information.