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Utah Department of Transportation Uses Safety Data Processes and Governance Practices

Summary from: Roadway Safety Data Program | Utah Department of Transportation Safety Data Processes and Governance Practices | FHWA-SA-15-060

Publication Year: 2015


Background

The purpose of this case study is to highlight innovative data management strategies at Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) that support the use of technology to benefit safety programs. In addition to highlighting forward-thinking strategies for safety data management, data analysis, and reporting, the case study documents the need for a formal data business plan and data governance. Exploring data management practices and the use of innovative tools within UDOT provides safety data management examples of:

  • The importance and usefulness of a robust and well-managed data collection program.
  • Providing access to integrated data for a variety of purposes.
  • How to use integrated data to develop advanced safety analysis capabilities and at the same time support tools for planning, performance measures, and target-setting processes.
  • The importance of collaboration and sharing current data strategies and challenges with data stakeholders.

Read the Case Study Utah 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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