Commissioner Joseph Giulietti announced that the Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched Open data center, a new one-stop shop allowing the public to access transport data. The Hub enables the public to access and download location data in a timely manner and perform analysis through easy-to-use online tools, applications and dashboards.
As a live platform with geospatial data, the Hub allows users to access official CTDOT data, such as traffic volumes, accidents, and road characteristics and classifications. Additional authoritative datasets and applications are under development and will be uploaded as they become available.
“The Open Data Hub aims to empower the public with information,” said Commissioner Joseph Giulietti. “By putting data at the fingertips of the people we serve, we are transforming the way CTDOT does business. Transparent and accessible data on the Hub will foster a better understanding of the work we do as one of the largest state agencies and contribute to better collaboration in problem solving and innovation.
“I commend Commissioner Giulietti and his staff for their persistence in taking a phased approach to data management as they launch the Ministry of Transport hub,” said Scott Gaul, data director for the state of Connecticut. “Timely, accurate and authoritative transportation data will be used to make critical decisions that affect Connecticut residents, and this platform dramatically improves data access.”
The development of the Hub supports the state’s efforts of the Lamont administration to provide public access to critical departmental datasets for public use. The links between CTDOT’s Open Data Hub and the Connecticut State Open Data Portal (data.ct.gov) create a “one-stop-shop” for accessing timely and authoritative data.
The public and users are encouraged to start at the following link CTDOT Open Data (arcgis.com) and regularly check the Latest Applications section to see exciting new additions to the Open Data Hub.
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