Committee Types and Duties

Data Management and Analytics

The Committee on Data Management and Analytics include the following Subcommittees:

  • Subcommittee on Professional Development
    Addresses issues of professional development and capacity building
  • Subcommittee on Policy
    Addresses policy issues regarding data
  • Subcommittee on Research
    Addresses research needs and issues
  • Technical Services Subcommittee 
    Oversees technical services and programs under the Data Committee such as GOTUG, Gis-T and any others that are developed
  • Subcommittee on Outreach and Coordination
    Maintains relationships with other committees and organizations as pertinent to Committee business
  • Subcommittee on Communicating Data
    Addresses communication issues around data, data needs, gaps, research, outreach, and as needs arise

Subcommittees will be chaired by a member of the Data Management and Analytics Committee. Subcommittee membership is not limited to Committee Members. Subcommittee members are vetted by Subcommittee chairs and approved by the Chair.

The Committee may establish additional subcommittees, task forces, and communities of practice in accordance with the AASHTO Governing Documents.


The Committee on Data Management and Analytics will report to the Board of Directors, except that:

  • All policy and multimodal matters will be reported to the Transportation Policy Forum and then to the Board of Directors, and
  • Technical standards and other technical documents developed and balloted by appropriate Committees will progress to the appropriate Council for balloting, as determined/routed by the Transportation Policy Forum (TPF) Steering Committee.


Representation by a majority of all Member Departments, exclusive of the U.S. Department of Transportation, shall constitute a quorum to initiate and to transact general business.  A majority vote of those members present, exclusive of the U.S. Department of Transportation, on matters of general business shall be considered binding on the committee. For adoption of a draft policy or technical document, a two-thirds favorable vote of all Member Departments, exclusive of the U.S. Department of Transportation, is required for approval, prior to being considered by other appropriate groups within AASHTO.

Committee Meetings

The Committee on Data Management and Analytics and its subcommittees will organize and plan the following meetings:

  • Annual Meeting — The steering committee will determine the date and location of an annual meeting of the committee to take place generally after the AASHTO Spring meeting and prior to the AASHTO Annual meeting. The steering committee will determine how it will meet in terms of co-location or joint with other relevant AASHTO committees or other groups.
  • AASHTO Washington Briefing, Spring Meeting and Annual Meeting — The steering committee will determine whether or not the committee and/or its subcommittees will meet during the three primary AASHTO meetings.
  • Subcommittee Meetings — Individual subcommittees may decide to meet separately from the committee during its annual meeting or three primary AASHTO meetings if they determine it to be valuable to the subcommittee members. Subcommittee chairs must get the concurrence of the committee chair.
  • Conference Calls and Webinars — The committee, steering committee, and subcommittees will hold regularly scheduled conference calls and webinars in order to conduct the business of the committee. A schedule of dates, times, and locations will be made available to members.

In the event that the voting committee member is unable to attend the meeting, a Member Department may designate, by electronic notification or letter to the AASHTO committee staff liaison, prior to each committee meeting, the individual who shall serve as the Member Department’s representative at the meeting.

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