STATEWIDE WORKSHOP REPORT. MID-YEAR MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION DATA AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS, WASHINGTON, D.C., OCTOBER 24-25, 1989

The Statewide Workshop identified planning and policy issues and noted gaps in the available data. Conclusions and recommendations of this workshop are as follows: (1) More coordination between data bases that state DOTs deal with is needed. (2) GIS should foster the above coordination. (3) Further research and implementation of results of collection of data on trucks is needed. (4) Data are needed for evaluating intermodal concepts. (5) User benefits are important evaluative measures. What do they mean to other parts of society and the economy? (6) An authoritative review should be made of the relationship between transportation investment and economic development, productivity, and competitiveness along with a determination of the data required. (7) Performance and LOS data is required. HPMS should be modified if possible, to include such a measure. (8) There is sufficient data in rural and non-urban areas of the states. Complete data bases across each state to allow consistency in planning between urban and rural areas are needed. (9) A strategy should be established for collecting condition data on state transit facilities. (10) At least 2% of all federal transportation aid to metropolitan areas and states go to transportation planning and research with data collection, data management, and analysis a major part of a transportation research and planning effort. (11) With relation to aviation data, there needs to be a consistency in data and analysis to relate national airspace planning to physical plans for airports. (12) Better information is needed about such topics as fuel consumption and evasion of taxes, because this important information is used to allocate funds. (13) The 1990 Census should be used to check forecasts to see how the models might be improved. (14) To avoid information gridlock, a review should be made of management strategies for data collection. The TRB Committee on Data and Information Systems should do a prototype study of what a good data management system should be.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 34
  • Monograph Title: Transportation data and information systems: current applications and needs
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  • Accession Number: 00605698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050537
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM