Finding a Win-Win: Planning and Data Sharing Partnerships between Governments and Public Land Management Agencies

Transportation data sharing partnerships are becoming increasingly important as transportation systems continue to evolve and become more complex. As the demand for transportation services grows, the need for accurate and timely data becomes paramount for staff and the public to make informed decisions. This report is a culmination of research and analysis conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Volpe Center on the topic of transportation data sharing partnerships between transportation and public land agencies. Funded by the Federal Lands Highway Division (FLH) of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the purpose of this research project is to document and evaluate the integration of project planning and data sharing into transportation planning practices and processes within public land settings. The report highlights the importance of collaboration between transportation system owners and the need to establish clear roles, responsibilities, and feedback mechanisms to ensure effective implementation of these partnerships. While the benefits of data sharing are clear and numerous, there are several barriers to coordination and little information or guidance on how to partner across public lands and transportation agencies. The deliverables from this research have begun to address the lack of guidance and provide information on how to overcome the barriers. The case studies in Appendix 1 provide examples of successful planning and data sharing partnerships for others to learn from. The case studies and Technical Research Panel helped the project team identify information gaps that were developed into functional tools, listed in the table below. The final toolkit contains 11 tools that cover data governance, data types, and implementation work plans to support long-lasting partnerships. The critical final step in the research project is to publish and market the Planning and Data Sharing Partnership Toolkit widely. The most likely stakeholders for distributing the Planning and Data Sharing Partnerships toolkit are federal offices, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, non-profits, and public lands advocacy groups. However, other groups may become apparent as the toolkit becomes more widely known.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 95p

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  • Accession Number: 01894891
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Sep 28 2023 9:16AM