Guide for State Department of Transportation Safety Data Business Planning

This Guide provides practical instructions for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to follow in developing, implementing, and maintaining a Safety Data Business Plan (DBP). A Safety DBP describes a State’s data management challenges, vision and mission for safety data, framework for data governance, and actions for improving its State Safety Data System. Data business planning is a relevant topic as State DOTs work to advance their capabilities for safety data collection, integration, and analysis to support program planning and performance management. Effective data management practices are necessary to integrate safety related data and make it readily available to support safety data analysis. However, State DOTs must coordinate with a variety of internal and external partners who manage safety data contributing programs. Data business planning provides a framework to enhance this coordination and to identify action items for improving safety data management processes. The Guide describes steps, supporting actions, and key outcomes associated with each step in developing a Safety DBP. The steps in the Guide are flexible in implementation. States are encouraged to conduct the steps most relevant to their needs as they develop and implement their own Safety DBPs. States do not have to conduct all the supporting actions described in the Guide to achieve their goals.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 174p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01743547
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-SA-17-047
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-10-D-00020
  • Created Date: Jun 19 2020 10:45AM