In the coming year, state transportation departments across the country expect to receive more than one trillion dollars in federal funds for new projects. State legislators will be responsible for deciding how those funds are used, including what percentage of that money will go to new projects and how much will be applied to existing projects. In order to ensure they are making the best decisions, legislators will be looking to the leaders of transportation departments to supply them with accurate analytics of department data and data-driven recommendations.
Department of Transportation leaders who want to learn how to better supply that information should look no further than the example set by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT). Moving their data and reporting into the cloud has allowed UDOT leaders Carlos Braceras and Shane Marshall to make more accurate and quicker recommendations to elected officials on where to focus transportation funds. Every dollar has a clear outcome attached to it.
Learn more about how UDOT made this transformation, the tools they are using, and other best practices in this Connected Transportation Toolkit.