Transportation Research Board
Transportation Data and Information Systems
July 21, 2001
chaired the meeting. In attendance were 18 participants (12 members
and 6 friends). The agenda and attendance list are attached.
and Tom Palmerlee discussed several new activities including the online
paper review software and process, the quality process, strategic planning,
and an initiative to improve communication among TRB members.
Plans and Activities
discussed the need to improve cooperation and dialogue between ITS data operations
and traffic or planning staff. Operations staff would benefit by the
use of data to measure performance and this would also increase the value
of data for other purposes. There is need to highlight the importance of
data for other areas including operations, maintenance, safety, traffic engineering,
and systems performance. A session is being planned for NATMEC to address
these areas (Pat Hu is the contact). A planning for operations conference
was also discussed. Anita Vandervalk discussed plans for the peer review
session on enhancing the value of data programs scheduled for July 23 and
24. She also demonstrated a draft prototype of the committee webpage
developed by her staff to become operational soon. The committee strategic
plan has been approved by TRB.
on Environmental Justice
agreed to co-sponsor a poster session at the annual meeting to highlight
the use of data for this purpose.
1. The AASHTO
Data Task Force is planning to study how to address significant data gaps
(Jonette Kreideweiss is the contact).
2. Alan Pisarski
discussed the review of the Conditions and Performance Report as related
to the next reauthorization of the highway program.
participants discussed the notion of reducing the data burden or what data
not to collect. Many MPO are overloaded and need to prioritize their
data activities. Not all data can be collected. The economic
efficiencies of data collection and the objectives of data collection versus
the costs need to be explored.
4. The final
report of the TRB Data Integration Peer Exchange by Henry Peyrebrune has
been completed and will be released shortly.
5. Ed Christopher
discussed BTS activities including the data gaps initiative and the Intermodal
Meeting - Washington, DC., starting January 13, 2002
meeting has been scheduled in conjunction with NATMEC in Orlando, Fla.,
May 12 to 16, 2002. For details see www.natmec.org
will include this section to highlight activities where work is continuing.
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