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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

CHAPTER 6. IMPROVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

This document demonstrates the LTPP program's focus on data quality in relationship to the DOT IDQG issued more than 10 years after the start of the LTPP program. While the LTPP program is proud of its record on data quality issues, this quality focus also results in identification of improvement opportunities. Implementation of these improvements is highly dependent upon program funding.

The improvement opportunities are organized and presented using the main topic areas contained in the DOT IDQG.

Planning Data Systems

The current date for the end of the LTPP program is 2009. No changes to this portion of the program are anticipated.

Collection of Data

Although LTPP data collection operations have reached a mature stage, improvement opportunities currently identified by the program for possible implementation include the following:

Processing Data

This is an area where LTPP has internally documented improvement opportunities that have not been implemented due to dwindling budget resources. They include the following:

Dissemination of Information

In the last years of the LTPP program, improvements to information dissemination have been planned as a priority focus area. Some opportunities for improvements include the following:

Evaluating Information Quality

The LTPP program intends to continue its established practices relative to evaluation and improvement of data quality. At this time, the only recognized opportunity for improvement is the enhancement of documentation for user notification of data errors.

 

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