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Michigan Department of Transportation Uses Safety Data Processes

Summary from: Roadway Safety Data Program | Michigan Department of Transportation Safety Data Processes and Governance Practices | FHWA-SA-15-059

Publication Year: 2015


Background

The purpose of this case study is to summarize how the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) incorporates a data governance structure into their standard business operations and how it has helped them to improve their safety data systems and processes. “Data governance can be defined as the execution and enforcement of authority over the management of data assets and the performance of data functions” (NCHRP Report 666, 2010) and is an integral component used to facilitate management of data systems as part of an agency’s data business plan.

In the case of MDOT, a set of data governance practices provides the foundation needed to develop a comprehensive Data Business Plan, to support MDOT’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan Highway Safety Improvement Program, and improve information systems that manage data needed for safety analysis, planning, and decision-making.

Read the Case Study Michigan Department of Transportation Safety Data Processes and Governance Practices for more detailed information.

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Contacts

Stuart Thompson
FHWA Office of Safety
202-366-8090
Stuart.Thompson@dot.gov

Publication Year: 2015

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