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Highway Performance Monitoring System Reassessment 2006 - 2007
In light of the recent authorization of SAFETEA-LU and the changing business needs of both our internal and external customers, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Highway Policy Information is conducting a reassessment of the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS). The HPMS' purpose has always been to provide data that reflects the extent, condition, performance, use, and operating characteristics of the Nation's highways. To ensure that we are fulfilling our stated mission, we periodically undertake a reassessment, through which we hope to identify the changing needs for accurate, appropriate, and timely data related to this purpose and determine what improvements may be necessary to maintain and enhance this national highway database.
The HPMS Reassessment effort began in early 2006 and will be completed in late 2007 with the assistance of consultants to document and assist in formulating recommendations.Three regional outreach meetings and a session at the 2007 TRB meeting in Washington, DC, open to the public, will be held seeking comments and feedback on the Draft HPMS Recommendations Report. Feedback from the outreach workshops and subsequent topical webinars (as needed) will be considered when making the final edits to the Recommendation Report, which is due to be released September 2007. We invite your participation and suggestions.
The following provides an overview of the data issues being explored in this Reassessment:
Cross cutting topics being addressed
Revise existing data model
Boundaries and Functional Classification
Specific data areas being addressed
HPMS Reassessment efforts to date have included the following:
The next steps to occur over the next few months include:
The HPMS Reassessment should be complete by the end of summer 2007 with implementation beginning in 2008. The outcomes will include improvement of HPMS to support customer business needs, maximization of existing, future, and other data sources, and enhanced value of information to providers and customers.
Everyone involved in this HPMS process from managing these databases to the users of HPMS data are invited to participate in discussions addressing the Reassessment Objectives at regional outreach meetings. Further information is available and will be forthcoming on the HPMS web site or you may contact David Winter at 202-366-4631 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also welcome you to add input of your use and concerns of the HPMS through our reassessment comment form.