Any idea if there`s any source from where I can get publicly available data of trip details?


the only source I know is a freedom of information request to NYC's Taxi & Limousine Commission made by FiveThirtyEight. The data are avaible on this Github repo.

Part of the data are also directly available through an API on OpenDataSoft if you prefer ;). Disclaimer: I work for OpenDataSoft.

There are not a lot of trip details but it's a good start. Hope it will help though.


  • Terpo, could you please disclose your affiliation with OpenDataSoft in your answer? Thanks!
    – Patrick Hoefler
    Mar 10 '16 at 18:09
  • Sure, sorry I'll try not to forget next time
    – Terpo
    Mar 10 '16 at 18:19
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    Your answer actually describes data for UBER rides, which was obtained by TLC and shared with 538.
    – philshem
    Mar 10 '16 at 18:57

The accepted answer is actually for UBER rides. The NYC Taxi data was FOIA'd by Chris Whong in 2014. (It's a fun story to read, too.)

FOILing NYC’s Taxi Trip Data

Simple download - or as a torrent

You can now get the data directly from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) - LINK


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