Transportation agencies increasingly are engaged in the development and adoption—or both—of decision support systems (DSS) to facilitate performance management, operations, and planning processes. DSS are applications that support a data-driven approach to decision-making. This workshop explores the state of the practice in terms of agency adoption of DSS for transportation, focusing on success stories as well as challenges and risks. Attendees will hear from industry and agency experts and will have an opportunity to collaborate, share best practices, and identify key considerations for incorporating decision support into a transportation organization.
· Opening Remarks and DSS Overview (15 minutes): Background discussion of the basic principles and emerging impact of DSS, including what has changed in IT and among CIOs to guide this transformation.
· Expert Panel (90 minutes): Presentations from a panel of state, research and industry experts that have been engaged in the development of transportation decision support capabilities.
· Group Breakout (30 minutes): Workshop attendees will collaborate around a structured set of questions to discuss and evaluate opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned for DSS within their respective organizations.
· Moderated Discussion (30 minutes): A facilitated discussion across the workshop will share ideas from the breakout session and expert panel.
· Summary and Closing Remarks (5 Minutes): Concluding remarks will highlight next steps for agencies to incorporate decision support into their organizational processes.
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