“The Department of Transportation is looking to data from Google-owned traffic app Waze to improve how it measures and responds to traffic risk, according to Dan Morgan, the agency’s chief data officer and acting chief technology officer. Currently, the DOT’s Highway Performance Monitoring Manual comes out once a year and the census on highway fatalities takes 18 months for the agency to compile. But Waze and other companies are providing the data to for DOT agencies to report on risks more quickly, Morgan said at the…” Read the full article here.
Source: Quick Hits for Sept 19, September 19, 2018. FCW.