About the Data Access and Exchanges Research Area

Access to ITS data is critical for public agencies, private companies, and academia to conduct research and create new ITS innovations and services. Consistent and timely access to data increases the return on federal investment in ITS research and demonstration projects while helping to inform future investment decisions, which speeds deployment of innovative ITS technologies and produces widespread benefits.

The ITS Data Access and Exchanges Program focuses on enabling access to core transportation data across the ITS ecosystem. Access to harmonized data is essential to the integration of automated vehicles and other emerging ITS areas that are highly data dependent. This research area seeks to foster the adoption of modern technology best practices essential to trusted data exchanges. As vehicles and travelers cross jurisdictional boundaries, exchanges are a key component of data access and are crucial for the next generation of interoperable transportation.


Access to Data and Code

ITS DataHub ITS DataHub

ITS DataHub provides a single point of entry to discover U.S. DOT’s publicly available ITS research data, including connected vehicle data. By providing access to these data, the U.S. DOT 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.

Secure Data Commons Secure Data Commons (SDC)

The Secure Data Commons (SDC) is a cloud-based analytics platform that enables traffic engineers, researchers, and data scientists to access transportation-related datasets. The U.S. DOT created the SDC to provide a secure platform for sharing and collaborating on research, tools, algorithms, and analysis involving moderate sensitivity level (PII) datasets using commercially available tools, without needing to install tools or software locally.

ITS CodeHub ITS CodeHub

ITS CodeHub is a resource for the ITS community to discover open source code, software, and more. ITS CodeHub promotes a reuse-first mentality and aims to support the discovery of open source code by putting it directly into the hands of developers to customize, transform, expand, and improve, as trends evolve and needs change.

Data for Automated Vehicle Integration (DAVI)

Data for Automated Vehicle Integration

The DAVI effort is a multimodal initiative to identify, prioritize, monitor, and—where necessary—address data exchange needs for automated vehicle (AV) integration across the modes of transportation. Access to data is a critical enabler for the safe, efficient, and accessible integration of AVs into the transportation system.

The Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) enables infrastructure owners and operators to make harmonized work zone data available for third-party use. The intent is to make travel on public roads safer and more efficient through ubiquitous access to data on work zone activity. Specifically, the project aims to get data on work zones into vehicles to help automated driving systems and human drivers navigate more safely.

Open source Solutions for ITS (OSS4ITS)

Open Source Solutions for ITS

Open source solutions support reuse and the deployment of interoperable transportation systems. OSS4ITS is a software suite providing infrastructure owners and operators, software companies, and device manufacturers with a clear picture of the available open source software tools for both technical and business audiences. Current OSS4ITS open source software platform repositories include the V2X Hub repository, Operational Data Environment (ODE) repository, Secure Data Commons (SDC) repository, and CARMASM repository.


Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Katherine K. Hartman

ITS Joint Program Office

Chief, Research, Evaluation, and Management

(202) 366-2742

Mike Pina

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-3700