Dan Morgan takes a deep dive into DOT's open data progress

FedScoop: The Department of Transportation has been working since late 2016 to build out a centralized portal for its data — and it has no shortage of data.

States send the department data on the condition of their roads and how many cars are traveling on them annually, for example. The department has data on rail-related injuries and deaths, data related to weather, data on worker fatalities on the railroad — the list goes on and on.

It’s a lot of data to maintain and make available to the public, and the department was focused on creating “one good customer experience” for its vast amounts of information on everything from road conditions to annual traffic, said its Chief Data Officer and acting Chief Technology Officer Daniel Morgan.

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