A Transportation Safety Data Analyst supports data-driven transportation safety improvements by ensuring that transportation and other relevant organizations collect, manage, and share high quality data in an efficient and coordinated manner to support transportation safety decision-making and resource allocation. They assist others in identifying relationships and trends in data; use techniques to display results of analyses; review data for accuracy, quality, and completeness; establish protocols for data management and security; and utilize multiple strategies to integrate safety data and analysis into transportation decision-making processes.
Other responsibilities typically include:
- Developing systems and establishing processes to ensure data quality and type of data elements are properly collected and validated to enable robust safety analysis.
- Working with stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to establish interoperability between different data sources to support transportation safety data analytics.
- Developing data analysis and data visualization tools, and user interface systems to facilitate data access, user friendly data queries, and data system functionality.
- Using advanced predictive analytics, computational methods, and modeling and simulation techniques to identify and mitigate safety risk.