Developing National Performance Management Data Strategies to Address Data Gaps, Standards, and Quality

BACKGROUND   Effective data utilization is increasingly important to all public and private organizations and institutions. It is critical that all organizations carefully consider how they specify, define, obtain, store, manage, analyze, use, share, present, and communicate data. Transportation agencies [e.g., state departments of transportation (DOT’s), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and local agencies] face numerous demands, opportunities, and challenges regarding data utilization:   OBJECTIVE   The objective of this research is to prepare guidance to improve data utilization in support of transportation performance management. The deliverable(s) from this research should be useful to practitioners and decision makers within transportation agencies. The final deliverable(s) of this research should: - Examine leading practices regarding data utilization to support transportation performance management including specifying, defining, obtaining, storing, managing, analyzing, using, sharing, presenting, and communicating data. - Identify contributing factors, both positive and negative, to the effective use of data to support transportation performance management. (These factors may be current, emerging, and projected.) - Present conclusions, cross-cutting themes, lessons, and strategies for overcoming shortcomings based on examples that will assist practitioners and decision makers to better utilize data to support transportation performance management. - Building on other completed research, prepare an approach to assist transportation agencies implement a self-assessment on data utilization by identifying the critical building blocks for transportation practitioners to improve their efforts to specify, define, obtain, store, manage, analyze, use, share, present, and communicate data to support transportation performance management. STATUS: Research is underway.. The Interim report was reviewed by the panel and the interim panel meeting was held in December 2017.  The final phase of the research is underway.      

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $300,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-108

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Performing Organizations:

    Spy Pond Partners, LLC

    Arlington, MA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harrison, Frances

  • Start Date: 20170309
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180908
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40803

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598922
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-108
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 8 2016 1:00AM