What is the ITS DataHub?
The ITS DataHub provides a single point of entry to discover USDOT’s publicly available ITS research data, including connected vehicle data. By providing access to these data, the USDOT aims to enable third-party research into the effectiveness of emerging ITS technologies, preliminary development of third-party applications, and harmonization of data across similar collections. Data accessible through the ITS DataHub is quality-checked, well-documented, and freely available to the public.
What data can I find on the ITS DataHub?
The ITS DataHub is home to over 100 data sets created using ITS technologies. The ITS DataHub’s data sets contain various types of information, such as highway detector data, travel times, traffic signal timing data, incident data, weather data, and connected vehicle data. As the Connected Vehicle Pilots continue to progress, more preliminary data sets will become available to the public. Basic Safety Messages (BSMs) and Traveler Information Messages (TIMs) from a field test of the Wyoming DOT Connected Vehicle Pilot became available to the public in early 2018.
The data sets are stored differently depending on how they are classified, but through the ITS DataHub, data sets are all searchable in one place and users do not need to know which system stores the data to access it. Figure 1 below describes the general classification criteria for whether the data is considered primary or derived. Additionally, data that is considered “immature” where the data schema may change, are stored in a “sandbox” data environment to allow for more flexibility while the data structure matures through feedback from researchers.
How do I find data on the ITS DataHub?
How do I provide data to the ITS DataHub?
The most current information on how data providers can provide information to the ITS DataHub can be found at www.its.dot.gov/data/public-access/.
How do I get access to sensitive transportation datasets?
USDOT provides access to sensitive data via several systems. One, the proof-of-concept Secure Data Commons, provides a secure and collaborative controlled-access environment for sensitive data (i.e. proprietary or containing PII). To get more information or to participate, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the ITS DataHub, please contact the ITS JPO Data Program support team at email@example.com.
*This legacy dataset was created before data.transportation.gov and is only currently available via the attached file(s). Please contact the dataset owner if there is a need for users to work with this data using the data.transportation.gov analysis features (online viewing, API, graphing, etc.) and the USDOT will consider modifying the dataset to fully integrate in DTG.