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ITE Data Committee

Co-Chair: Maha Gilini, City of Alexandria, VA, USA
Co-Chair: Jay Evans, RSG, Washington, DC, USA

ITE Data Committee Mission

The forces of change in today’s world present a high likelihood of a vastly different transportation environment in the next 10 to 20 years.  We are seeing billions of data points created each day from infrastructure, in-vehicle sources, and internet of things (IoT) devices. The vision of the committee is to evaluate a three-year horizon and determine strategies and tactics to employ in each year to accomplish the objectives and outcomes contained in this charter.   

As this new future continues to take hold, multimodal transportation data needs and usage will remain in place, but with potentially significant changes.  Some of our existing data sources, data usage methods, data workflows, and communication media will cease to exist, and some new methods of operations, engineering, planning, big data sources, innovative analytics capabilities, and practices will emerge.  This represents a large, potentially massive disruption in the way ITE members do business, the services they offer to the public, and the way those services are delivered.?  

Data was identified as a leading developing trend in 2019 by ITE Councils.  A series of town hall meetings in 2020 confirmed that members need to expand knowledge of data related topics to adequately perform their jobs.   The ITE Data Committee was formed to help members understand more about evolving data capabilities, sources, needs, and application types. 

ITE members are invited to join the Data Committee community on ITE Community (member login required).

The ITE Data Committee Task Force is developing a series of informational one-pagers on Data Committee topics, called Quick Bites. These will be published on this page, though the ITE Spotlite newsletter, and on ITE Community as they become available.

Role of Data Committee 

  1. Create an open and welcoming culture where people of all backgrounds are excited to come and collaborate.
  2. Continue organizing the committee and get every interested person aligned with a committee focus area.
  3. Deliver products and experiences that drive the conversation on data for ITE.

If you have questions or would like more information on the ITE Data Committee initiative, please contact ITE Data Committee at ITEDatacommittee@ite.org.

SubCommittees within ITE Data Committee 

The Data Committee members have identified 4 main areas of focus:

  1. Explore Data Availability, Quality, Procedures, Standards, Sources and Tools
  2. Explore Data Governance, Regulations, Privacy, Sharing, and Security
  3. Explore ITE Member Workforce Development Needs for Data
  4. Explore Data Use Cases, Strategies, Generators, and Consumers

Subcommittee 1: Explore Data Availability, Quality, Procedures, Standards, Sources and Tools

Leads: TBD

This subcommittee will explore:

  • Availability, reliability, and visualization techniques
  • Development of consistent needs and requirements for data between providers and public agencies
  • Develop standardized data validation methodologies
  • Data harmonization techniques
  • Think about how a data dictionary could serve the industry


Subcommittee 2: Explore Data Governance, Regulations, Privacy, Sharing, and Security 

Lead: Jim Hubbell

  • Determine the most important/significant knowledge gaps in governance and privacy
  • Detail the idea of data stewardship
  • Increase the knowledge base of ITE members for each category mentioned in the title
  • Coordinate activities with Data Security and Privacy working being undertaken by the Industry Council to ensure there is no duplication of effort

Subcommittee 3: Explore ITE Member Workforce Development Needs for Data

Lead: Angela Kitali

  • Understanding the capacity of the current ITE work force for leveraging data and how does it vary based on employer-type
  • Develop position descriptions for new position types
  • Identify opportunities for professional capacity building for the existing workforce


Subcommittee 4: Explore Data Use Cases, Strategies, Generators, and Consumers

Lead: Adam Moore

  • Exploration of multi-disciplinary use cases related to transportation
  • The use of data for performance monitoring
  • Understanding conventional versus big data
  • How data strategies are driving decision making


Each subcommittee is responsible for creating a number of content in each of the respective focus areas. For Volunteering purposes please contact one of the co-chairs.