Get Moving with Data - The US Department of Transportation and its Data

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The US Department of Transportation, led by its Chief Data Officer, will provide a rapid-fire tour through the organization's public data sets and answer any and all questions posed by our audience!

SCHEDULE - 6 - 8pm


· Key highway data sets (all roads and highway performance (, bridge inventory (, freight analysis ( and more)

· Research data sets for intelligent, connected vehicles (

· National Transit Database (

· National Transportation Atlas Database (

· Aviation data (for the National Airspace System (with web services (, aviation safety (, and more)

· A quick tour of other key data and statistics (roadway fatalities and crashes (, product recalls (, motor carrier safety (, railroad safety (, pipeline safety (, HAZMAT safety (, and transportation statistics (


Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer, US Department of Transportation

Daniel Morgan is the first Chief Data Officer of the United States Department of Transportation. As the CDO, he has overall responsibility for the Departmental data program and data compliance across the Department. He is responsible for establishing a clear vision of the data managed in DOT and the application of DOT data for decision-making. He serves as data strategist and adviser, steward for improving data quality, liaison for data sharing and developer of new data products.

Steve Lewis, Chief Geospatial Information Officer, US Department of Transportation

Steve has B.S. in Industrial Engineering and a M.Eng. in Civil Engineering, both from Virginia Tech. He has almost 28 years of experience in building, maintaining, and analyzing transportation geospatial data.

David R. Winter. P.E., Director for Office of Highway Policy Information, Federal Highway Administration

David leads the Office responsible for the collection, analysis, and reporting for much of the Federal-aid highway program inventory, use, condition, and performance data. The Office of Highway Policy Information also oversees the collection of national travel, toll, fuel use, registered vehicles, licensed drivers, and state and local finance data.

Tom Roff, HPMS and ARNOLD Project Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Tom has spent a career working with spatial data, from hand drawing USGS Quadrangles back in the 80s to GEOINT work for the DoD to managing the public inventory of all U.S. roads for Federal Highways. Currently, Tom defines requirements for integrating several data systems in FHWA into a cohesive unit.

Keith Gates, National Transit Database Program Manager, Federal Transit Administration

Keith has worked in FTA’s Office of Budget & Policy since 2007 and has been manager of the NTD since 2012. He oversees the 25 contractors who staff the NTD Operations Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has worked on development of the new NTD on-line reporting system and manages an ongoing project to rewrite the NTD’s Uniform System of Accounts. He is a certified Professional Engineer in Virginia and has been managing government projects for FTA, TSA, FHWA, and TRB for 20 years now. He grew up in San Francisco and holds BS and MS degrees from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.

Ramana Kasibhotla, Enterprise Data Architect, Federal Aviation Administration

Ramana has been with FAA for 6 years. In his current role as Enterprise Architect, he is responsible for Enterprise Data Architecture and EIM Segment Architecture. Prior to FAA IT reorganization in 2013, Ramana was leading FAA’s Office of Aviation Safety Enterprise Architecture team directing Enterprise Architecture, Data Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), IT Strategy, and Technology Standards efforts. Ramana is also leading FAA Open Data Policy workgroup. Ramana was supporting Enterprise Architecture efforts at DoD Military Health Systems (MHS) prior to joining FAA.