Mobility Data

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Earn a digital badge after successful completion of the module.


A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of Course I and/or Course II.

Must pass assessments with 80% or higher to receive a certificate and digital badge.


The Mobility Data module provides an overview of key datasets, analytical tools, and data concepts related to mobility. You will learn a variety of data types and sources — from crash data to travel data to emissions data — while understanding how to appropriately use mobility data in analysis, modeling, and decision-making. These concepts will be presented at a conceptual level, in the context of example use cases. You will come away with an understanding of where to find data, what each dataset represents, and the kinds of questions it can inform, in addition to the role and use of predictive models such as classical statistical and machine-learning models.


This module will introduce key data and analysis concepts for mobility, including datasets, methods, issues and challenges, and use cases for making data-driven mobility decisions.


  • Basic Concepts
  • Roadway Safety Planning Use Case #1
  • Models and Prediction
  • Roadway Safety Planning Use Case #2
  • Sampling and Bias
  • Transit Planning
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Data Sources
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Analysis Goals and Equity Concepts
  • City Planning
  • Classical Statistical and Machine Learning
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Wrapping Up
  • You will have access to this module for 60 days.
  • This module contains 6-7 hours of required recorded material and an associated testing assessment.
  • The module also includes supplemental reading material to bolster your knowledge.

To earn a digital badge for the Mobility Data module, you must successfully complete module topics, readings, and testing assessment with an 80% pass rate.

To earn a Certificate in Foundations of Mobility, consider enrolling in our 15-week courses: Course I: Mobility Behavior & Technology and Course II: Mobility System Design, Finance & Regulation.

There are no prerequisites for the Mobility Data module. 

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Carol Flannagan

Carol Flannagan, PhD

  • Research Associate Professor, U-M Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

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