Jersey City techies tackle Port Authority’s data for PATH stations

-935c7c9fc0293788By Mike D’Onofrio | The Jersey Journal
on February 21, 2015

JERSEY CITY – Alarmed by a proposal floated by Port Authority officials to cut overnight PATH service — which has been successfully quashed — Jersey City techies have now leaped into action to sort out reams of data the bistate agency has compiled about ridership on the PATH.

On Saturday, Code For Jersey City held its second all-day “Hackathon” at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City. The community group, which is associated with Open JC, a group that collaborates with city government on data projects, brought together about 50 computer scientists and programmers, coders, graphic designers, and residents to use their skills to make sense of some of the PATH system’s data.