Colorado DOT Forms Partnership to Train Employees in Crunching Highway Transportation Data

The Denver Post reports that CDOT snagged another tech partner at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The agency is “teaming up with the data scientists at Denver-based Galvanize [link added], a tech educator and startup space for entrepreneurs. In a unique partnership . . . , CDOT employees are expected to gain data-science skills while Galvanize professors and students pour through state transportation data to figure out better ways to attack Colorado traffic congestion — at no cost to taxpayers.” At last week’s show in Las Vegas, CDOT also formed a partnership with Panasonic to turn a segment of I-70 into a smart highway.