Building upon the National Transportation Data Challenge efforts, Splunk, Inc. and the Big Data Innovation Hubs will make available free trial access to Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Cloud to participants, including access to our Splunkbase community and open data inputs and resources. Interested participants can also enroll in the Splunk Developer Program, enabling use of any technology platform, language, framework or approach.



Through the AWS Public Datasets program, AWS and DataScience.com will make the following datasets, and several others, available to challenge participants: 

  • Traffic fatality data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
  • Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
  • Data from 4,000 traffic monitoring stations across the U.S. managed by the FHWA
  • Roadway weather data from the Department of Transportation

Read more about the announcement HERE.



GoogleCloud has commited to hosting 5 new Transportation Safety Data Sets in the cloud, and mentoring teams via Slack and in-person events.  Check out the new Transportation Safety Data Sets uploaded for use:


See the related presentation from Category Chair Amy Unruh given at the Boulder, CO event HERE.




In addition to hosting transportation safety data sets, Microsoft will be partnering with Caltech to host Azure training focused on Transportation Data in September. 


Waze will work with the Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs to grow the Connected Citizens Program (CCP) over the course of the Challenge, facilitating access to real-time, anonymous, crowdsourced information. Since launching in October 2014, CCP partners have led data-driven experiments to solve mobility challenges, improving emergency response times and hyperlocal traffic management. The program now encompasses over 250 city partners around the world, as well as over 50% of U.S. Departments of Transportation. Waze will provide onboarding sessions and technical guidance during the course of the Challenge to ensure new partners joining the program can easily send, receive, and analyze Waze data.  


More Announcements Coming Soon! Join our Nov. 9 Summit event for updates from all our partners + participants!

Interested in partnering for the Challenge?  Email info@westbigdatahub.org or contact your Hub's Executive Director.