Access to high quality data and transportation metrics is vital in understanding the state of the transportation system. The Transportation Analysis, Data Quality, and Performance Metrics program works to ensure that the quality of U.S. DOT data is of the highest standards and that the metrics used to measure transportation performance are comprehensive.
FY 2012 Transportation Analysis, Data Quality, and Performance Metrics
|Program Activity||FY 2010 Actual||FY 2012 Request||ChangeFY 2010-2012|
|Transportation Analysis, Data Quality, and System Performance||7,416||7,268||-148|
|TOTAL 1, 2||$7,416||$7,268||-$148|
1 FY 2012 decrease reflects reallocation of operating expenses.
2 The total funding includes salaries and administrative expenses and contract program.
Strategic Goals: Safety, economic competiveness, livable communities, state of good repair, environmental sustainability, and organizational excellence.
Purpose/Beneficiaries: This program makes high quality transportation data for all modes easily accessible. This program also develops transportation data standards and improves data accuracy.
Partners: USDOT modal administrations, OST, OMB, and international organizations.
Description: The Transportation Analysis, Data Quality and Performance Measurement program performs research and publishes multi-modal and intermodal transportation data and analysis covering critical and timely transportation topics with the goal of providing quality data and information for all modes of transportation for decision-making.
Prior Year Accomplishments:
Information on performance of the transportation system for the Transportation Statistics Annual Report and guidelines for improved data quality and review of statistical reliability have been requested by Congress in the past.
This program supports the emphasis on performance measurement and management to improve the delivery of transportation services. Key to effective performance measurement is the availability of reliable, timely data, and the presentation of performance measures in effective forms.
This program brings together data from multiple sources to produce the Transportation Statistics Annual Report, which presents the state of the transportation system and the state of transportation data.
Statistical capabilities are necessary to ensure the reliability and validity of the statistical agency's products, support the data needs of USDOT, and facilitate compliance with legal requirements of the Information Quality Act. BTS evaluates performance measures used to assess USDOT performance.
Without this funding, the White House, Congress, OST and USDOT modal administrations would not have the multi-modal and intermodal data and information they now use for comparative analysis. USDOT would have no centralized authority and expertise in data quality standards and performance measurement.
Effective: High demand from OST, modal administrations, researchers, and the public.
Research: Customer outreach; online customer survey (American Customer Satisfaction Index); data requests and downloads from RITA web pages and the library reference services; and stakeholder feedback.
Sub-program Balance: Emphasis on data quality, performance measurement; data dissemination and international partnerships to cover critical areas.
Efficient: One organization for transportation expertise and data quality guidance in all modes.
Funding options: FY 2012 $7.268M
History/outyear needs: FY 2010 $7.416M; FY 2012 $7.268M.