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ACTS May 19 2015 - Agenda

Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics

Tuesday, May 19 2015

Assistant Secretary’s Conference Room E37-302

US Department of Transportation

Washington, DC 20590

Call-in number: 877-336-1274, Passcode: 5759713

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8:30 – 8:45 AM    Introductions and Outline of this Meeting 

Michael Walton, ACTS Chairman

8:45 – 9:00 PM    Welcome and Update on Transition to OST 

Greg Winfree, Assistant Secretary for Research

9:00 – 9:30 AM    Review of Action Items from Last Meeting

Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

9:30 – 10:30 AM    Implementation of Statistical Policy Directive #1 and the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) (PPT)

Pat Hu, Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics 

Jennifer Park and Paul Bugg, Office of Management and Budget

10:30 – 10:45 AM    Break

10:45 – 11:45 AM    President’s Budget Proposal and GROW AMERICA Act

Rolf Schmitt, Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

11:45AM – 1:00 PM    Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 PM    Stakeholder Interactions: a consistent, concise BTS message

ACTS members discussion

2:00 – 2:45 PM    Transportation Economic Measures (PPT)

Karen White, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

2:45 – 3:30 PM    Confidential Close Calls Reporting Program

Demetra Collia, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

3:30 – 4:00 PM    Public Comments and Wrap-Up

Michael Walton, ACTS Chairman