Uber Trip Data (FOILed Apr-Sep 2014)

From https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/uber-tlc-foil-response README.md:

Uber TLC FOIL Response

This directory contains data on over 4.5 million Uber pickups in New York City from April to September 2014. Trip-level data on 10 other for-hire vehicle (FHV) companies, as well as aggregate analysis, is also included. All the files are as they were received on August 3, 2015.

FiveThirtyEight obtained the data from the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) by submitting a Freedom of Information Law request. The TLC's correspondence with FiveThirtyEight is included in the file TLC_letter.pdf. TLC records requests can be made here.

This data was used for two FiveThirtyEight stories: Uber Is Serving New York’s Outer Boroughs More Than Taxis Are and Public Transit Should Be Uber’s New Best Friend.

In the folder uber-trip-data, there are six files of raw data on Uber pickups in New York City from April 2014 through September 2014. The files are separated by month and each has the following columns:

Header | Definition
Date/Time | The date and time of the Uber pickup
Lat | The latitude of the Uber pickup
Lon | The longitude of the Uber pickup
Base | The TLC base company code affiliated with the Uber pickup

The Base codes are for the following companies:

Base Code | Base Name
B02512 | Unter
B02598 | Hinter
B02617 | Weiter
B02682 | Schmecken
B02764 | Danach-NY

In the folder other-FHV-data, there are 10 files of raw data on pickups from 10 for-hire vehicle (FHV) companies. The trip information varies by company, but can include day of trip, time of trip, pickup location, driver's for-hire license number, and vehicle's for-hire license number.

The file Aggregate_FHV_Data.xlsx, which contains aggregate analysis on taxi and FHV trips, came directly from the TLC.

The file Uber-Jan-Feb-FOIL.csv contains aggregated daily Uber trip statistics in January and February 2015.

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Source https://github.com/fivethirtyeight/uber-tlc-foil-response
Last Updated August 31, 2015, 23:06 (UTC)
Created August 31, 2015, 22:35 (UTC)
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