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Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-08-065
Date: November 2008

Long-Term Pavement Performance Compliance With Department of Transportation Information Dissemination Quality Guidelines

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FOREWARD

This document provides information on the compliance of the Long Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program with the guidelines the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued Information Dissemination Quality Guidelines (IDQG). These guidelines were developed in response to requirements of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for fiscal year (FY) 2001. The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure and maximize the quality, utility, objectivity, and integrity of information that is disseminated by the Federal government. This document discusses the activities performed under the LTPP program, and it also addresses the policies and procedures established by these guidelines.

The LTPP program is an ongoing and active program. To obtain current information and access to other technical references, LTPP data users should visit the LTPP Web site . LTPP data requests, technical questions, and data user feedback can be submitted to LTPP customer service via e-mail at ltppinfo@.dot.gov.

Gary L. Henderson

Director, Office of Infrastructure

Research and Development

Notice

This document is distributed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The U.S. Government assumes no liability for its contents or use thereof. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

The U.S. Government does not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturers' names appear in this report only because they are considered essential to the object of the document.

Quality Assurance Statement

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides high-quality information to serve Government, industry, and the public in a manner that promotes public understanding. Standards and policies are used to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of its information. FHWA periodically reviews quality issues and adjusts its programs and processes to ensure continuous quality improvement.

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1. Report No.

FHWA-HRT-08-065

2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Long-Term Pavement Performance Compliance with Department of Transportation Information Dissemination Quality Guidelines

5. Report Date

November 2008

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Gary E. Elkins

8. Performing Organization Report No.

9. Performing Organization Name and Address

MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, Inc.
12104 Indian Creek Court, Suite A
Beltsville, MD 20705-1242

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.

DTFH61-02-C-00007

12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Infrastructure Research and Development
Federal Highway Administration
6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA 22101-2296

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report, August 2004- June 2008

14. Sponsoring Agency Code

15. Supplementary Notes

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR): Aramis Lopez, Jr., HRDI-13

16. Abstract

This document provides information on the compliance of the Long-Term Pavement Performance (LTPP) program with the guidelines the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued Information Dissemination Quality Guidelines (IDQG). These guidelines were developed in response to requirements of Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for fiscal year (FY) 2001. The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure and maximize the quality, utility, objectivity, and integrity of information that is disseminated by the Federal government. This document discusses the activities performed under the LTPP program, and it also addresses the policies and procedures established by these guidelines.

17. Key Words

Data quality, experiment design, data dissemination, Federal information dissemination guidelines, information quality, data system planning, data collection design

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

19. Security Classif. (of this report)

Unclassified

20. Security Classif. (of this page)

Unclassified

21. No. of Pages

83

22. Price

Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized


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Table of Contents

Introduction

Background

LTPP Data Quality Highlights

CHAPTER 1. LTPP DATA SYSTEM PLANNING

CHAPTER 2. COLLECTION OF DATA

CHAPTER 3. LTPP DATA PROCESSING

CHAPTER 4. DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION

CHAPTER 5. EVALUATING INFORMATION QUALITY

CHAPTER 6. IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

APPENDIX A. LTPP OPERATIONS REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

APPENDIX B. LTPP DATA ANALYSIS REPORTS

REFERENCES

LIST OF ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS

AADTAnnual average daily traffic
AASHO American Association of State Highway Officials
AASHTOAmerican Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
ACAsphalt concrete
ASTMAmerican Society for Testing and Materials
AVCAutomated vehicle classification
AWSAutomated weather station
CCCCanadian Climatic Center
DLRDynamic load response
DMIDistance Measuring Instrument
DOTDepartment of Transportation
ESALEquivalent single-axle load
ETGExpert Task Groups
FARFederal Acquisition Regulation
FHWAFederal Highway Administration
FIPSFederal Information Processing Standards
FWDFalling-weight deflectometer
FYFiscal year
GPSGeneral Pavement Studies
HPMSHighway Performance Monitoring System
IDQGInformation Dissemination Quality Guidelines
IMSInformation Management System
ISOInternational Organization for Standardization
LTPPLong Term Pavement Performance
MEPDGMechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
NCDCNational Climatic Data Center
NCHRPNational Cooperative Highway Research Program
NRCNational Research Council
PADIASPavement Distress Analysis System
PCCPortland cement concrete
QCQuality control
RDBMSRelational database management system
SHRPStrategic Highway Research Program
SIInternational System of Units
SMPSeasonal Monitoring Program
SPRSoftware Performance Report
SPSSpecific Pavement Studies
SQLStandard Query Language
TFHRCTurner-Fairbank Highway Research Center
WIMWeigh-in-motion

 

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