Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations Exhibit Hall Booth Event Extravaganza

Come by, catch up with friends, play games, and learn how crowdsourcing can help your agency improve operations, investment planning, and more. Our FHWA, peer, and technical experts will offer visitors demos of real-time and archived cloud-based analytics dashboards, point individuals to open source code to jumpstart data applications, and field crowdsourcing-related questions. The Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations Exhibit Hall is open every day from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Special events throughout the three days are highlighted below.

To access these events, register for the summit. It’s free. Navigate to Exhibit Hall by entering the virtual summit, clicking on the Exhibit Hall, then “Operations,” and the first button for Crowdsourcing for Operations, as illustrated in the image below.

 

Dec 8  3:10 PM              Fireside Chat with Chris Lambert, Systems/IT Expert, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Chris will share the story of how KYTC began evolving into a modern data management environment, integrating multiple crowdsourced and traditional data, and developing real-time analytics tools. Tools now support better Traffic Incident Management, Traveler Information, Work Zone Management, Road Weather Management, and other programs to save lives, improve travel reliability, and efficiently use agency resources.

Dec 8  3:40 PM              Innovation Stage with James Colyar, FHWA

James Colyar will highlight the innovation stages for crowdsourcing, a categorization of the capability maturity in the use of crowdsourced data for a specific application area (e.g., work zone management or project prioritization). James will provide examples of how agencies within the US have advanced from not implementing to development, demonstration, assessment, and institutionalized over the EDC-5 Crowdsourcing period. The broader Crowdsourcing National Team will then be available for one-on-one conversations to help identify the right “current” and end goal stage for your agency.

Dec 9  1:45 PM              Peer Perspective with Jamie Young, Colorado DOT

Jamie Yount, Winter Operations Program Manager with Colorado DOT, will highlight features of their new operations dashboard that provides visualizations of vehicle probe, Waze alert, and closed-circuit television camera data to significantly reduce their incident detection time. Jamie will also highlight how Colorado DOT uses crowdsourced data for variable speed limits. Jamie will close with future Colorado DOT efforts for even more significant benefits. After a 10-15 minute presentation, Jamie will be available for a question and answer session.

Dec 9  2:15 PM              Peer Perspective with John Parker, Pennsylvania Turnpike

John Parker, Senior Traffic Operations Manager with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, will share features of their Catch it Early, Act, Analyze and Review (CAAR) application, which integrates information from social media, a crowdsourced navigation app, a vehicle probe data vendor, and weather alerts to help the Turnpike reduce their incident clearance time by 28 minutes. After a 10-15 minute presentation, John will be available for a question and answer session.

Dec 9  3:10 PM              Fireside Chat with Ed Cox, Engineering Director of Traffic Management, Indiana DOT

Ed will share the story of how Indiana DOT began leveraging vehicle probe data to quickly improve travel time along an unplanned freeway detour route from four hours to one hour within days. He will also cover how they developed a suite of tools that enable improved signal timing, work zone management, project prioritization, situational awareness, and incident detection –all with a single data source. Using crowdsourced data will save Indiana DOT over $28M in infrastructure deployment costs.

                              Dec 9  3:45 PM              Trivia Game with Friends

Come alone, come with friends, and bring your smartphone to join in a 10-minute trivia game that will test your knowledge. To the winner go the spoils!

Dec 9  4:15 PM              Peer Perspective with Stephanie Marik & William Welch, Ohio DOT

Stephanie Marik, the Data and Performance Measures Engineering Analyst, William (Bill) Welch, Program Administrator for Data Analytics and Automation, both at the Ohio DOT, will highlight how analysts and operators at Ohio DOT are making better decisions by accessing multiple crowdsourced data. They will touch on how they use data to evaluate snow and ice performance, TSMO system performance, detect and respond to roadway queues, post speed and travel time information through DMS and 511, prioritize traffic signal retiming, evaluate work zone performance, and manage variable speed limits. After a 10-15 minute presentation, Stephanie and Bill will be available for a question and answer session.

                              Dec 9    5:00 PM            “Tom Talk” Live with Thomas J. Bamonte, North Central Texas Council

                              Dec 10  1:45 PM           of Governments (NCTCOG)

Like that other phenomenon where experts speak briefly to share ideas, our own “Tom Talk” features Thomas Bamonte, Senior Program Manager for Automated Vehicles with NCTCOG. You have two opportunities to hear Tom share NCTCOG’s innovative approach for region-wide 911 integration with data from a free navigation app. Thomas will also highlight the region’s strategy for big data and “smart” car explorations. Stay on to chat with Tom after his 10-15 minute talk.

                              Dec 10  2:15 PM           Peer Perspective with Justin Effinger, Lake County Division of

                              Dec 10  5:00 PM           Transportation (LCDOT)

Justin Effinger, Traffic Signal Engineer at LCDOT, and his colleagues recently helped a west coast city engineer begin downloading free, streaming, crowdsourced arterial link travel times in a matter of a few email exchanges using LCDOT’s open-source code. Justin will share how LCDOT uses this free navigation app data, expecting $5M in motorist benefits over the next five years. After a 10-15 minute presentation, Justin will be available for a question and answer session.

Dec 10  3:10 PM           Fireside Chat with Ashley Beuchter, Traffic Liaison Engineer, Missouri DOT

Ashley will share a story of improving employee and motorist safety, saving operating costs, and simplifying workloads for incident responders through crowdsourced technologies that notify travelers of nearby responder activity. She may weave in a few other creative big data, crowdsourced initiatives within their State.

                               Dec 10  3:45 PM           Trivia Game with Friends

Come alone, come with friends, and bring your smartphone to join in a 10-minute trivia game that will test your knowledge. To the winner go the spoils!

Dec 10  4:15 PM           Peer Perspective with John Roberts, Arizona DOT

John Roberts, Systems Technology Manager at Arizona DOT, will highlight how their agency now delivers real-time, quantitative travel times on rural roads without roadside sensors using vehicle probe data. Arizona DOT also uses this data for traffic studies and is now investigating its use for work zones.  After a 10-15 minute presentation, John will be available for a question and answer session.