TRB Webinar: Data sharing tips for public transportation agencies

May 13, 2020 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Data is becoming an increasingly valuable commodity for public transportation agencies. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss how public transportation agencies can benefit from data sharing. The presenters will document models for sharing public transportation agency data and discuss how to develop a data management program that enables effective data sharing. The presenters will also describe how transit agencies can access external data sources. They will discuss how to evaluate risks, benefits, and costs in make data sharing decisions. The webinar will also identify the main factors that may impact transit agency data sharing in the future.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Research Report 213: Data Sharing Guidance for Public Transit Agencies – Now and in the Future.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Why share data? How do you share public transportation agency data?: Cecilia Viggiano, EBP
  2. How can transit agencies access external data?: Shan Jiang, Tufts University
  3. What lessons can transit agencies learn from other industries?: Melissa Chan, Kendril, LLC
  4. What can we expect in the future?: Cecilia Viggiano, EBP
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Glen Weisbrod, EBP

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Identify the major benefits to transit agencies of sharing data
  2. Discuss models for transit data sharing and for transit agency access to external data
  3. Describe the major challenges and the factors affecting data sharing that are expected to evolve in the future

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.