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1 Do We Really Need Transportation Data? NOT TODAY YES Making a Business Case for Data Ed Christopher FHWA Resource Center

2 2 But how cold is it?

3 3 Were these caused by a lack of data?

4 4 On January 28, 1986, the Challenger space shuttle exploded 76 seconds after launch killing all seven astronauts. Twenty-two years later, it is widely known that the explosion was caused by an 'O' ring that failed due to below average cold temperatures Did this happen as a result of data?

5 5 Would we build this today?

6 6 The beautiful Dan Ryan Expressway abutting Chicagos CBD

7 7 Tompkins County, NY

8 8

9 9 Whats the story behind this?

10 10 Tompkins County, NY

11 11 Break-Away light and sign posts Safer Guard Rails Toll booth removal Weaving lane fixes Bus turnouts Improvements do come

12 12 Safer Guard Rails Guard Rails

13 13 Escalators saved Thirty years later

14 14 Expressway Revolts and and Roads to no where Roads to no where

15 15 Connecticut

16 16 Some parts did get built… …but never completed Route 138, RI

17 17

18 18 Data is an Asset, So treat it like one! Lays out a framework for transportation data needsLays out a framework for transportation data needs Draws the connection between data and informationDraws the connection between data and information Makes a case for the value of dataMakes a case for the value of data –Professional Views –Decision makers views Suggests a strategy for the future… Make Data Asset Management a realitySuggests a strategy for the future… Make Data Asset Management a reality

19 19 Congestion

20 20

21 21 Sprawl No Data Causes Sprawl

22 22

23 23 It seems to be in the design

24 24 It is all up to the data


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