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... 3 Transportation Data: The Invisible Asset Transportation agencies are responsible for managing various physical assets, such as roads, bridges, and traffic signals. These assets are created and maintained to provide the traveling public with safe, efficient, and convenient travel options.
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... 4 Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide Recognizing the benefits that transportation agencies can realize through improved data governance and management, the AASHTO Standing Committee on Planning (SCOP) has adopted a set of core principles for transportation data.1 These principles articulate the different dimensions of what it means to manage transportation data as an asset: • Principle 1 -- VALUABLE: Data is an asset -- Data is a core business asset that has value and is managed accordingly.
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... Introduction 5 The Guide features two types of assessment tools that can be used to examine current needs and practices at the agency: • Data Value Assessment (Data User Perspective) -- assesses the degree to which data users believe that existing data sets are providing value and meeting their information needs, and • Data Management Maturity Assessment (Agency Perspective)
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... 6 Data to Support Transportation Agency Business Needs: A Self-Assessment Guide Although user perspectives are critical to consider, agencies cannot meet all of the needs expressed. The purpose of the data assessment is not to create a list that is impossible to deliver.

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