A T3 Webinar Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations: Introduction and Application Highlights will be hosted today from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Crowdsourcing is the practice of using technology to involve a larger number of people in the problem solving process. Public and private organizations use crowdsourcing, which can generate ideas, detect errors, provide funding, and more. For transportation agencies exploring Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), crowdsourcing offers a unique opportunity. Now more than ever, there is an unprecedented amount of data from location-based technology, and an unprecedented capacity to analyze that data.
The FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) initiative Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations has championed this idea since 2019. Crowdsources data an advance transportation options (and has across 35+ states), improve incident or emergency management, and more. For both ITS and Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO), there is untapped potential to be explored.
This introductory series is hosted by the Crowdsourcing Innovation Team in collaboration with the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program. Five total webinars will be featured. No prior experience is required to attend the series, but participants are advised to attend the first two and the final webinar. This can be done during the live delivery or as a recorded event.
Each webinar will be hosted on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 pm ET.
- May 16, 2023: Introduction and Application Highlights
- June 20, 2023: Data Sources and Management
- July 18, 2023: Traveler Information and Traffic Incident Management
- August 15, 2023: Road Weather and Arterial Management
- September 19, 2023: Emergency and Work Zone Management and Next Steps
Attendance is free, but requires registration, which can be done at this link.