Current Conditions Map

 


The current conditions map allows users view current and on-going events occurring on roadways in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut metropolitan area. The map is fully interactive to allow for panning, zooming to view a particular area or region as well the ability to select different base maps and transportation-related events to view.



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To allow users the flexibility to view only those events/activities of interest to them, various icons are located on the upper right portion of the map that are filtered by specific criteria: airport parking, congestion, construction, Incident, detour, special events, weather-related event and full-map view. All of the icons can be toggled on and off.



Switch to vertical tool bar (if viewing horizontal), simply click on  icon.


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To view the different base maps available or toggle the various map layers, simply click on  icon. The following is presented under the Base Layer section:



By default the Google Base Layer is displayed. Click on Bing Road option button to change the base layer to Bing Road. In the same way, a user can click on OpenStreet, Google Street, Google Satellite or Bing Aerial radio buttons.


After the user has made a base map selection, please just click on  icon to hide this menu box from screen.


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To view the different Highway Event layers available or toggle the various Highway Events, simply click on  icon. The following is presented:



By default the  Incident and Congestion Layers are displayed. Click on Construction option box to view that layer.
In the same way, a user can click on Weather, Detour, Special Events, Scheduled Construction or Scheduled Special Event check boxes to display the selected layers.


After the user has made a layer selection, click on  icon to hide this menu box from screen.


An alternate way to view the different Highway Event layers available or toggle the various layers, simply click on  icon. The following is presented:



The user can click the icons and select any layer and once the selection has been made, simply click on  icon again to hide this menu box from screen.


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To view the different Transit Event layers available or toggle the various Transit Events, simply click on  icon. The following is presented:



By default the Transit Incident Layer is displayed. Click on Transit Congestion option box to view that layer.
In the same way, a user can click on Transit Detour, Transit Special Events, Transit Scheduled Construction orTransit Scheduled Special Event check boxes to display the selected layers.


After the user has made a layer selection, click on  icon to hide this menu box from screen.


An alternate way to view the different Transit Event layers available or toggle the various layers, simply click on  icon. The following is presented:



The user can click the icons and select any layer and once the selection has been made, simply click on  icon again to hide this menu box from screen.


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To view  or toggle the Airport Parking layer, simply click on  icon. The following is presented:



By default the parking layer is not displayed. Select the check box to view it on the map.


After the user has made a layer selection, click on  icon to hide this menu box from screen.


Use the + or - to see a particular location in more detail or to observe a more regional view use the map zoom function. By selecting the + button, the map will zoom in to provide a more granular perspective on a specific location. Conversely, by selecting the – button, a more generic and broader scale view of roadway conditions will provided.


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The Congestion Legend shown in lower left corner of the map provides users with a general overview of the current travel conditions along selected roadways. Color bands along the roadways delineate the status of the current roadway conditions. Each color denotes a varying level of congestion. The table below presents the defined congestion levels displayed in the Congestion Legend where the speed ranges are calculated as a percentage of the speed limit for each roadway segment. The "No Data" congestion level is used to indicate roadways for which there is no information currently available that would allow a congestion level to be determined.


Congestion Level % of Speed Limit Speeds based on a speed limit of  Default Color
35 MPH 45 MPH 55 MPH 65 MPH
 Stop and Go  0-31 0-11 0-14  0-17  0-20  Red
 Heavy Traffic  32-62 12-22 15-28  18-34  21-40  Orange
 Moderate Traffic  63-92 23-32 29-41  35-50  41-60  Yellow
 Free Flow  93-100(+) 33-35 42-45  51-55  61-65  Green
 No Data  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  Grey


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Parking Information
Parking lot information generated by the Port Authority of NY & NJ for Newark, LaGuardia and JFK International Airports is available for viewing on the Current Status map. When a user selects the Parking Layer icon on the map the individual parking lot occupancy status is provided for each airport and with an interactive bubble providing current lot information. The bubble is color coded to identify those lots which are either approaching or are at full capacity via a Red bubble and a lot with availability being presented with a Green bubble. If a user clicks on specific parking lot button, detailed lot information about the occupancy percentage will be provided.


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Current status information is updated every 1-2 minutes for Congestion and Event information. All airport parking lot information is updated every 5 minutes


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