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.

When are where are the Challenge events?

The Challenge Launch event was held in Seattle, May 2017, and subsequent mentoring sessions, workshops, and panels have been held in Boulder, CO; Ann Arbor, MI; Washington, DC; and Austin, TX. Building upon that momentum, additional in-person and remote events and activities are scheduled to connect participants. A "finale" event will be held in at the end of 2017 to feature the projects, outputs, and outcomes of the Challenge.

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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Participate

  • Sign up to Join the Challenge Community: get email updates about upcoming events (in person and online), new datasets released, and ways to connect with other participants. Share these with your network! 
  • Attend an event, in person or online

  • Share your demo/analysis/expertise: contact any or all of the Category Chairs to share your work and input

  • Join a Competitive Team if you are interested in competing for awards/prizes by the end of the Challenge period. More details soon! 

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