NOCoE Announces Three New Webinars

We are pleased to announce three new  webinars taking place in November and December. Please be sure to register for each webinar below and also to follow us on YouTube for recordings of all our previous webinars.

AASHTO UAV/Drone User Work Group | November 29, 2018,  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET | Register
This webinar will focus on the establishment of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)/Drone User Work Group at AASHTO, highlight the recent National Cooperative Highway Research Project Domestic Scan 17-01 Successful Approaches for the Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems by Surface Transportation Agencies, and summarize the State DOT Panel at the Commercial UAV Expo.

Coordinating Information and Data Between Traffic Management Centers and Public Safety Access Points | December 12, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET | Register

The co-location and integration of traffic management enters (TMCs) and public safety answering points (PSAPs) offers the possibility of coordinating emergency services with traffic operations to increase the effectiveness of traffic incident management. While attempts at integration exist at the state level, PSAPs are often run by county or city agencies, making for a natural coordination local or regional TMCs.  This webinar will look at three TMCs that are co-located or integrated with PSAPs, evaluate the various models of integration, and highlight best practices. The three locations are: Montgomery County, MD, Minnesota DOT, and Connecticut DOT.

Leveraging Big Data to Improve Traffic Incident Management (NCHRP 17-75) | December 12, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET | Register
As the era of “Big Data” is upon us, there is an overwhelming number of data sources to draw from to improve traffic incident management (TIM). Big Data is not just “a lot of data,” it is a fundamental change in how to collect, analyze, and use data to uncover trends and relationships. In general, advances in technology have significantly increased data quantity, improved data quality, and enhanced data analytics. There is an urgent need for transportation agencies to become fluent in these technologies and to successfully integrate them within their operations so that they may benefit from the large set of existing and emerging Big Data data sources and tools. Big Data holds the potential for leveraging the greatest return on investment in traffic incident management and associated public safety outcomes.