The U.S. Department of Transportation to Host Webinar on the Work Zone Data Exchange Project

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is hosting a webinar on the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) project. The webinar will be held on February 26, 2019, at 3:00 pm ET.


The U.S. DOT's WZDx project, featured in  Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0 (AV 3.0), aims to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Up-to-date information about dynamic conditions occurring on roads -- such as construction events -- can help automated driving systems (ADS) and humans navigate safely and efficiently. 

Inspired by the General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS), U.S. DOT launched WZDx in March 2018 to jumpstart the voluntary adoption of a basic work zone data specification through collaboration with data producers and users. This webinar will provide a deeper dive into the WZDx project and walk through the  Version 1.1 (v1.1) Common Core Data Specification. Participants will learn more about the project goals, lessons learned, and how to get involved as a data producer or user.


The target audience for this webinar includes potential work zone data producers and users, data brokers, and standards development organizations.


Learning objectives from this webinar include:

  • Provide updates on the WZDx project developments, vision, and status
  • Share WZDx project lessons learned
  • Describe how to access the WZDx v1.1 Common Core Data Specification, contribute comments, and find resources.

This webinar is sponsored by the U.S. DOT's ITS JPO and is free and open to the public.


Title: U.S. DOT Work Zone Data Exchange Project
Date: February 26, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
Presenters: Ariel Gold, Data Program Manager, U.S. DOT, ITS JPO; Todd Peterson, U.S. DOT, FHWA Project Manager; Nate Deshmukh-Towery, Volpe, National Transportation System Center, Technology Policy Analyst; Dani Acosta, Booz Allen Hamilton, Data Scientist
Registration: [Webinar aired on 2/26/2019]

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