Goals and Strategies

Data Management and Analytics

Strategic plan

The committee shall establish a strategic plan and an action plan to help guide committee activities. The strategic plan shall be consistent with the AASHTO goals and objectives as outlined in the Association’s strategic plan. At a minimum, the committee’s strategic plan will be reviewed and updated as needed when AASHTO completes a new strategic plan.

One-Year Action Plan

The committee will maintain, at a minimum, a one-year action plan that describes the activities that will be implemented, the individual(s) or subgroups overseeing implementation, and a schedule for completion. The action plan shall be submitted to the Strategic Management Committee prior to the AASHTO annual meeting each year.

Annual Reports

Annual accomplishment reports shall highlight the accomplishments of the committee since the last AASHTO annual meeting, and shall be submitted to the Board of Directors and the Strategic Management Committee prior to the AASHTO annual meeting each year.

It all starts here

Our Strategic Plan

Goal 1

Promote AASHTO’s Core Data Principles to guide the use of public or private sector transportation data.

Strategy 1
Conduct webinars and workshops to disseminate AASHTO’s Core Data Principles.
Strategy 2
Maintain a website with the AASHTO’s Core Data Principles (CDP) and links to state Data Business plan efforts and research projects with CDP integrated.

Subcommittes involved:
Professional Development (Strategy 1, 2) – Jason Siwula, KY, Co-Chair; Patrick Whiteford, AZ, Co-Chair
Communicating Data (Strategy 1, 2) – John Selmer, IA, Chair

Goal 2

Support member agencies with recruitment and retention, capacity building, and skill development related to data management and analytics. (AASHTO Goal 1)

Strategy 1
Participate in a joint task force on workforce issues with other relevant committees (Knowledge Management; Human Resources; Agency Administration)
Strategy 2
Support and assist member agencies in capacity building, skill development, recruitment, and retention by sharing best practices related to data management and analysis.
Strategy 3
Advocate for and educate practitioners on data use and addressing data issues.

Subcommittes involved:
Professional Development (Strategy 2, 3) – Jason Siwula, KY, Co-Chair; Patrick Whiteford, AZ, Co-Chair
Policy (Strategy 1, 2) – Tarun Malhotra, MI, Chair
Outreach and Coordination (Strategy 2, 3) – Lou Anne Dougherty, NE, Chair

Goal 3

Lead in transportation data standardization efforts. (AASHTO Goal 2)

Strategy 1
Work to understand needs, develop guidance, and communicate data standards.
Strategy 2
Develop guidance and communicate data standards.

Subcommittes involved:
Research (Strategy 1, 2) – Chad Baker, CA, Chair
Technical Services (Strategy 1, 2) – Mike Bousliman, MT, Chair

Goal 4

Support both member agencies’ decision-making data and analytics needs and the Board of Directors needs on policy, program, regulations and guidance related to data management and analytics (AASHTO Goals 1 and 3)

Strategy 1
Coordinate and collaborate with other AASHTO committees to understand their data and analytics needs.
Strategy 2
Document and share with member agencies successful industry practices on the application of data and analytics to better inform decision-makers and support the decision-making process. .
Strategy 3
Facilitate the development and advancement of tools to support decision making data and analytics needs. .
Strategy 4
Coordinate and collaborate with other committees to understand and document information needs of the Board of Directors on policy, program, regulations and guidance.
Strategy 5
Explore and summarize national and international trends, successful practices, and research related to data management and analytics in order to support the Board of Directors in federal policy, programs, regulations, and guidance.
Strategy 6
Collaborate with other committees and Federal partners to develop summaries and white papers to support the development of federal policy, programs and regulations related to data use, management and analytics.

Subcommittes involved:
Policy (Strategy 1, 4) – Tarun Malhotra, MI, Chair
Outreach and Coordination (Strategy 4, 5) – Lou Anne Dougherty, NE, Chair
Communicating Data (Strategy 1, 2) – John Selmer, IA, Chair

Goal 5

Support member departments in achieving best data practices. (AASHTO Goals 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Strategy 1
Support research to advance the development and use of tools and best practices in communicating data, data management and analytics.
Strategy 2
Coordinate with other AASHTO committees and Federal agencies and develop and advance an annual list of research priorities.
Strategy 3
Sponsor, coordinate and disseminate research to advance best practices in the management, use and standards relating to data and analytics.
Strategy 4
Assist member agencies with the adoption/implementation of completed research.
Strategy 5
Create a repository on the use of third party data sources by member agencies.

Subcommittes involved:
Research (Strategy 1, 2, 3) – Chad Baker, CA, Chair
Technical Services (Strategy 1, 3) – Mike Bousliman, MT, Chair
Communicating Data (Strategy 1, 4) – John Selmer, IA, Chair

Goal 6

Foster communities of practice in topic areas of interest as determined. (AASHTO Goals 1, 2, and 4)

Strategy 1
identify champions in areas of interest, maintain electronic meeting space and information exchange

Ethics

All meetings of the committee and its steering committee, subcommittee(s), task force(s), and technical committee(s) will be conducted in accordance with the AASHTO policies governing conflicts of interest.

Amendments

The Committee on Data Management and Analytics charter may be amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of the committee membership and then a two-thirds affirmative vote by the Board of Directors.