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The Bureau of Transportation Statistics Priorities for the Future

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics Priorities for the Future

The Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Priorities for the Future

1997


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Panel on Statistical Programs And Practices of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics  
Committee on National Statistics 1996-1997  
Transportation Research Board Executive Committee 1996-1997  
Acknowledgments  
Executive Summary  
The Need for Improved Transportation Statistics  
Assessing BTS  
Reauthorization  
Focusing on Quality  
Ensuring Relevance  
Building an Agency  
1 Introduction  
Methods of Study  
The Report  
A Note on Reauthorization Legislation  
2 History and Assessment of BTS  
Transportation Data Programs in Historical Perspective  
Assessing BTS  
Recommendation  
3 Focusion on Data Quality  
Dimensions of Quality  
Staffing  
Quality Standards  
Documenting Data Quality  
Data Evaluation and Improvement  
Recommendations  
4 Ensuring Relevance  
Dimensions of Relevance  
A Vision of a Comprehensive Transportation Data System  
A BTS Implementation Plan  
Ensuring Relevance: Transportation Indicators  
Coordination of Data Collection and Filling Gaps  
Identifying User Needs  
Analysis Programs  
Recommendations  
5 Building an Agency  
Ensuring Independence  
Building Trust  
Attaining Leadership  
Recommendations  
Acronyms Used in the Report  
References  
Appendices  
A The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991: References to The Bureau of Transportation Statistics  
B Selected Statistical Agencies and Programs  
C Principles and Practices for a Federal Statistical Agency: How BTS Compares  
D Improving National Transportation Statistics: Airline Safety as a Case Study  
E Descriptions of CD-ROM Products on the BTS Web Site  
F Integrating Data and Filling Gaps: The Case of Household Travel  
G Biographical Sketches  
Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017