MTA elevator outage data

The MTA reports elevator and escalator outages on their outage reporting site but it isn't very extensible. There is no way to download the data in bulk and there is no real notion of an elevator/escalator returning to service. As best as I can tell, the outage is simply removed from the site.

This data set only contains information about elevators and has no notion of escalator outages. The scraper frequently checks on the outage reporting site and publishes data to S3 once a day.

Data

The data is available as a CSV and contains a row for each observed elevator outage.

Data dictionary

Methodology

Most of the data is pulled directly from the MTA outage reporting site. However, we try to add a notion of when the elevator returned to service. To do this, we take note when a previously observed outage is no longer on the site and we add the first_missed time stamp to represent our best guess of when an outage ends.

The scraper runs once a minute.

License

Please use this data! Its basically pulled straight from the MTA elevator outage reporting site with the small addition of first_missed. If you use the data, please let me know about it!

Creative Commons License

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