USA's political mosaic makes transport agency data sharing critically important

This article discusses the Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS), an automated transport data sharing, dissemination, and archiving system designed to improve communication between government and the traveling public. The system, which originally was developed to unit the transport data systems of Maryland, Virginia and DC, has now been adopted by about 100 transport management agencies across the country, including the US Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security. The author also highlights a research project on improvements to information sharing systems being conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research System. The project will identify successful multi-agency data sharing practices, including he types of data being shared, how it is transmitted, how it impacts decision making and how to form data sharing agreements.


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  • Accession Number: 01496925
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2013 8:56AM