This web map shows trip origins for transit users that drive to and
park motor vehicles at train stations or park-and-ride lots in the
Delaware Valley Region. This map only includes train stations and
park-and-rides that have publicly accessible parking and have been
surveyed by DVRPC. Each station’s data is
based on fieldwork
completed in one day, typically in fall or spring between the hours
of 9 AM and 4 PM.
License plates are recorded and sent to the
appropriate state agency to be anonymously geocoded. After
receiving the geocoded records, DVRPC
converts the data into a GIS
format in order to be used internally and in this application. To
ensure privacy of the surveyed vehicles, individual points are
aggregated to a standard geography in order to visualize trends of
how people are using public transportation as part of their commute.
In this case, the standard geography is 1/2 square
mile hexagons that are large enough to anonymize the points within
them, but also small enough to effectively display the trends in the
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated
Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in two states:
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington,
Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.
DVRPC's vision for the
Greater Philadelphia Region is a prosperous, innovative, equitable, resilient, and sustainable region
that increases mobility choices by investing in a safe and modern transportation system; that protexts and
preserves our natural resources while creating healthy communities; and that fosters greater opportunities
DVRPC's mission is to
achieve this vision by convening the widest array of partners to inform and facilitate data-driven
We are engaged across the region, and strive to be leaders and innovators, exploring new ideas and creating
DVRPC fully complies with Title VI of the
Act of 1964 and related nondiscrimination statutes in all activities. For more information, visit
The authors are solely responsible for the findings and conclusions herein, which may not represent the
official views or policies
of the funding agencies.
This web page is a public resource of general information. The
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
warranty, representation, or guarantee as to the content, sequence,
accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the spatial data or
database information provided herein. DVRPC
and partner state,
local, and other agencies shall assume no liability for errors,
omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided regardless of
how caused; or any decision made or action taken or not taken by any
person relying on any information or data furnished within.
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