Box A - Information Quality Guidelines for Federal Transportation Data

Box A - Information Quality Guidelines for Federal Transportation Data

As a Federal statistical agency, BTS has its own statistical standards and participates with other Federal statistical agencies to improve the quality of statistical information. The practices of other transportation agencies that collect, compile, and disseminate statistical data are conducted under various guidelines. Here are some key information and statistical quality documents and guidelines:

In August 2007, OMB issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking public comments on a proposed directive for release and dissemination of statistical products by federal statistical agencies. Comments will be reviewed by OMB before issuing the final directive. (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/ssp/dissemination/index.html)