These specifications are intended for the design, evaluation, and rehabilitation of both fixed and movable highway bridges. Wide access to data leads to efficiency and effectiveness in decision-making, and affords timely response to information requests. Its primary goal is to foster the development, operation, and maintenance of an integrated national transportation system. The organization accepts gifts and grants from corporations and foundations, and sponsorships from businesses and other organizations. Where possible, data should be archived to maintain historical records.
These committees, which represent the highest standard of transportation expertise in the country, address virtually every element of planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining transportation services. Funding expedites the development of these important documents and allows the Committee on Materials and Pavements to make better use of its volunteer members. Where large programs, investments, or systems are being developed and vetted, those data must be fit for that purpose. Transportation agencies at all levels of government federal to state to local hold a wealth of diverse data sets, but it is often stored in different databases that are incompatible with each other or difficult to find. About the only headache with that was keeping the panels from cracking during lifting and handling, but we managed well enough. Thank you for helping us maintain our community.
It is less costly to maintain timely, accurate data and then share it, than it is to maintain duplicative data in multiple locations or processes. For bridges not fully covered herein, the provisions of these Specifications may be applied, as augmented with additional design criteria where required. Open sharing of information and the release of information via relevant agreement must be balanced against the need to restrict the availability of classified, proprietary, and sensitive information. This new edition includes clearer direction on seismic isolation design, as well as a number of major updates and revisions to the following sections: Section 3, Loads; Section 4, Structural Analysis; Section 5, Concrete; Section 6, Steel; Section 10, Foundations; Section 11, Abutments; and Section 12, Buried Structures. Membership Directory Membership of the Right of Way, Utilities, and Outdoor Advertising Control Committee is comprised of the Right of Way and Utilities Directors for each of the 50 state departments of transportation, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As the only association that represents all modes of transportation — air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water; becoming a sponsor presents a unique opportunity to an organization.
These census transportation data packages have proved invaluable in understanding characteristics about where people live and work, their journey-to-work commuting patterns, and the modes they use for getting to work. Methods of analysis other than those included in previous specifications and the modeling techniques inherent in them are included, and their use is encouraged. . Insights often come from bringing fresh eyes to data. It is more effective to de-protect transportation data than it is to over-protect. Principle 7: Decisions maximize the benefit of data Rationale— The purpose of data collection is to help support the decision-making process. Standards are issued for design, construction of highways and bridges, materials, and many other technical areas.
The program allows manufacturers to submit products online for evaluation to multiple agencies, and the program allows member agencies to customize and automate the work flow process for new product evaluations. Continue reading for a more complete explanation and rational for each principle… Principle 1: Data is an Asset Rationale— Data is a core industry asset that has measureable value and is managed accordingly. Provisions are not included for bridges used solely for railway, rail-transit, or public utilities. Implications— Treating Data as the asset that it is saves money, effort and resources. Transportation agencies already manage many of their physical assets: roads, bridges, signs, lights, etc. Provisions are not included for bridges used solely for railway, rail-transit, or public utilities.
Timely access to accurate data is essential to improving the quality and efficiency of decision-making. However, data must not be compromised below the use of its original purpose. The committees collaborate throughout the year and typically meet annually. Sharing is also necessary to triangulate on subjects that may not be measured directly, and allows for serendipity. Principle 3: Data quality is fit for purpose Rationale— Data quality is acceptable and meets the need for which it is intended. For more than 100 years, our association has shared best practices and embraced innovations. Users of the data, as well as information derived from the data, are the key stakeholders in the data collection and analysis process.
Furthermore, it is increasingly being used externally by citizens and customers to inform their personal decisions, and by stakeholders to assess the aggregate performance of a transportation organization. When data is appropriately handled it can have a long life with many uses beyond its original one, and serve projects as yet unplanned. If you can switch to such a system on your project it might pay dividends. Principle 2: Data is open, accessible, transparent, and shared Rationale— The value of data is increased when it can be used with other data and in a variety of applications. Data precision is matched to the task at hand. Commonality may take the form of relations, bridges and crosswalks between definitions Implications— A common vocabulary will facilitate communications, enable dialogue to be effective and facilitate interoperability of systems, however, utility must not be compromised.
Implications— When data is secure and appropriately regulated there is greater trust and confidence in its use. Accessible data will ultimately reduce burden on staff time as data becomes more accessible. Some courses are still in the updating process and will become available within the next few months. That is, of sufficient accuracy and integrity proportional to its use and cost of collection and maintenance. Data quality increases as the application of the data increases. Data is used in all areas of the transportation decision-making process from planning to design to operations to performance management. Maximizing existing resources is essential.
Shared data will result in improved decisions since we will rely on fewer sources of more accurate and timely managed data for decision-making. Principle 5: There is a common vocabulary and data definition Rational— Both unstructured and structured data must have a common definition to enable sharing of data. Users must have access to the data critical to their duties and functions. Principle 4: Data is secure and compliant with regulations Rationale— Data is trustworthy and is safeguarded from unauthorized access, whether malicious, fraudulent or erroneous. Implications— Duplicative capability is expensive and propagates conflicting data.