Traffic deaths across the United States increased 14% over the last two years. In 2016, nearly 6,000 pedestrians died – the highest number in more than two decades. Data science collaboration has the potential to reverse this trend – this Challenge aims to do just that.

What is the Challenge?

The National Transportation Data Challenge is a series of community problem-solving events, roundtables, hackathons, demonstrations, and tutorials/trainings to build and strengthen collaborative data science projects that advance transportation safety.

  • A handy PDF overview is available HERE

When/where are upcoming in-person Challenge Events?

  • For more information on upcoming and past events - both in-person and via open, online Challenge Community conference calls - visit our EVENTS PAGE.
  • You can also sign up for email updates (link below!), and stay up to date on social media with #BDHubs.

Who is involved?

The National Science Foundation Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs are hosting the Challenge, with a growing list of big data partners from industry, academia, and government:

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Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub:
Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub:
South Big Data Hub:
West Big Data Hub:

How can I participate?





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