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Information Quality Guidelines for Federal Transportation Data

As a Federal statistical agency, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has its own statistical standards and participates with other agencies to improve statistical information quality. Under an array of guidelines, other Federal agencies collect, compile, and disseminate statistical data. The following are key guidelines and documents providing guidance on the quality of statistical information:

On Mar. 7, 2008, OMB released Statistical Policy Directive No. 4: Release and Dissemination of Statistical Products Produced by Federal Statistical Agencies: (http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/fedreg/2008/030708_directive - 4.pdf)