CES 2017: Galvanize to train Colorado’s transportation employees in data science

LAS VEGAS The bad news: Colorado’s traffic congestion is getting worse and building billions of dollars worth of new roads isn’t going to fix it. The good news: The Colorado Department of Transportation is trying something new: It’s teaming up with the data scientists at Denver-based Galvanize, a tech educator and startup space for entrepreneurs. In a unique partnership announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, 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. “State DOTs have been around for, in Colorado’s case, more than 100 years. We’ve been an agency that has built roads and bridges and repaired them. We,…


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