On November 15th, 2018 New York City was struck with an unexpected snow storm, resulting in a traffic and travel disaster. While everyone has their personal anecdote from their treterous commutes, there is still an old quote by W. Edwards Deming: "Without data you're just a person with an opinion." With this quote in mind, I present a compilation of traffic data from the New York City Metro Area on the same day of the year as November 15, 2018 (the Thursday of the 46th week) over the previous 4 years. This data was scraped in real-time over that 4 year time period, waiting for a cool use case such as this one.
To use this tool, select a roadway from the drop down below. You will then be presented with a list of "stations" or monitoring locations where the data is being collected. (For more on the data, please visit Transcom here.) When you load a particular station, you will see comparisons of the Median Travel Time (in 15 minute intervals) for the road segment you have selected. Please note that this data might be incomplete and/or contain missing years as there might have been issues with the upstream system(s) reporting the data during this time.