Innovation on Job Accessibility with General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) Data: Dr. Gary Painter, Madison Swayne

Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Lewis Hall (RGL), 101
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

METRANS Spring 2019 Speaker Series

This presentation analyzes job access in Los Angeles County via public transportation based on a travel time, via transit, to jobs.  We use open source General Transit Feed System (GTFS) data to model the transit network and interface with a variety of computing tools including JavaScript, ArcPy for ArcGIS and statistical packages to measure the number of jobs accessible from these tracts, leveraging data to allow us to simulate job access with different transit investments. 

Gary Painter is a Professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC. He also serves as the Director of the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation. Professor Painter’s research interests focuses on social innovation, housing, urban economics, and education policy. 

Madison Swayne is a Ph.D. candidate in the Urban Planning and Development Program at the Price School of Public Policy. Madi has developed new methods for measuring transit access using online, open source data, and computer coding for automated data collection. 

METRANS is dedicated to solving metropolitan and transportation problems through research, education, and outreach. 

Lunch will be served. 

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall
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Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Free Food




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Price School of Public Policy
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