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Road Weather and Arterial Management

Crowdsourcing Course (Part 4 of 5)

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Time: 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. ET
Cost: All T3 webinars are free of charge.
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T3 Webinars are brought to you by the ITS Professional Capacity Building Program (ITS PCB) at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO). Reference in this webinar to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the USDOT.


Most public agencies and private companies use crowdsourcing, which is the practice of addressing a need or a problem by enlisting the services of large numbers of people through technology. Organizations crowdsource product reviews, idea generation, feature detection, funding, and much more. With the proliferation of location-based technologies, an unprecedented wave of crowdsourced data is available to transportation agencies. Moreover, analytics tools and services make processing and using crowdsourced data a true game-changer for advancing intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions and transportation systems management and operations (TSMO).

Since 2019, the FHWA Every Day Counts (EDC) Innovation, Crowdsourcing for Advancing Operations, has been supporting the adoption of crowdsourced data and tools to advance transportation operations across 35+ States and their local agencies to improve traffic incident, road weather, work zone, traffic signal, traveler information, and emergency management, along with a host of other ITS and TSMO practices.

The Crowdsourcing Innovation Team in collaboration with the ITS Joint Program Office (JPO) Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program is delivering an introductory Crowdsourcing course through a series of five webinars, featuring State and local practitioner perspectives. Webinars will take place on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:00 PM ET. The following highlights webinar dates and topics:

The following highlights webinar dates and topics:

May 16 Introduction and Application Highlights
June 20 Data Sources and Management
July 18 Traveler Information and Traffic Incident Management
August 15 Road Weather and Arterial Management
September 19 Emergency and Work Zone Management and Next Steps

Target Audience

The target audience for this webinar will include transportation professionals with an interest in or responsibility for the management and operations of roadway systems, including local, State, or Federal Departments of Transportation or Public Works as well as consultant, university, or contractor support. No prior experience is required to attend this webinar series; however, participants are advised to attend the first two and the final webinars in this series either during the live delivery or as a recorded event.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify components of and challenges faced by State and local arterial and road weather management programs.
  • Understand how crowdsourced data can enhance key aspects of arterial and road weather management programs.
  • Share peer experiences regarding the use of crowdsourced data for arterial and road weather management programs.


James Colyar, FHWA EDC-6 Crowdsourcing Program Co-Lead, FHWA Office of Operations
James Colyar Mr. Colyar (host) is a FHWA EDC-6 Crowdsourcing Program Co-Lead and a Transportation Specialist with the FHWA Office of Operations. He has been with FHWA for over 20 years. He has experience in traffic engineering, traffic analysis and modeling, intelligent transportation systems, and transportation systems management and operations. Mr. Colyar holds an MS in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and an MS in Transportation Policy, Operations & Logistics from George Mason University.


Stephanie Marik, Road Weather Instructor, Ohio Department of Transporation
Stephanie Marik Ms. Marik has worked in Operations for The Ohio Department of Transportation since 2013. In her current role as the Transportation Systems Performance Engineer, within the Office of Traffic Management, she provides engineering analysis and creates reports and dashboards related to congestion, mobility, and incident management.

Dr. Wang Zhang, Transportation Data Program Manager, Maricopa Association of Governments
Wang Zhang Dr. Zhang (Arterial Co-Instructor) is the transportation data program manager at the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). He received his Ph.D. in civil engineering from Virginia Tech in 2006. For the last fifteen years at MAG, his work involves transportation data collection and processing, and applying data analytics and visualizations to system analysis, transportation modeling, and planning studies. He has experience in leveraging a wide span of transportation data from traditional ones to cutting-edge ones.

Jeremy Dilmore, Transportation Systems Management and Operation Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation District 5
Jeremy Dilmore Mr. Dilmore (Arterial Co-Instructor) is the Transportation Systems Management and Operation Engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation District 5. In this position, he is responsible for leading FDOT’s technology efforts including working in the fields of signal timing optimization, managed lanes, simulation modeling, and connected and autonomous vehicles.

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