Integrated Data for Improved Asset Management

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has made and continues to make significant investments in data collection. These efforts have resulted in a wealth of information that is used to support agency wide asset management and decision-making. However, to most effectively utilize these data it will be important to integrate data collected and maintained by individual Divisions of the agency. Sharing data across Divisions is often difficult and there are a variety of reasons for this difficulty. Despite the difficulty, there is significant potential that the agency would benefit in the long term from data integration efforts. Some of the potential benefits include (i) maximizing the value of often expensive data collection efforts, (ii) reducing data collection costs by organizing cross-divisional data collection efforts, and (iii) providing an integrated view of VDOT assets to support decision-making during day-to-day operations and extreme event management. Furthermore, there is a high likelihood that integrating data resources across the agency will lead to innovative analytical tools that improve management and operation of VDOT assets. This high level of potential, and clear linkages to addressing sustainability issues ranging from extreme event management required by more severe weather and the enhanced management of assets in regions experiencing sea level rise, make an exploration of this topic ideal for the MATS UTC/VCTIR partnership.


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    • Status: Completed
    • Funding: $84138
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Virginia Transportation Research Council

      530 Edgemont Road
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center

      University of Virginia
      Charlottesville, VA  United States 
    • Project Managers:

      Burden, Lindsay

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Virginia, Charlottesville

      Center for Transportation Studies
      P.O. Box 400742, Thornton Hall, D228
      Charlottesville, VA  United States  22903
    • Principal Investigators:

      Goodall, Jonathan

      Harris, Devin

      Smith, Brian

    • Start Date: 20150801
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20160615

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01659462
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mid-Atlantic Transportation Sustainability Center
    • Files: UTC, RIP
    • Created Date: Feb 6 2018 5:17PM