The role of MPOs throughout the nation continues to evolve and expand. The federal transportation performance management measures, emerging technology, and access to new data provides MPOs with an opportunity to make better and well-informed decisions about how to invest transportation funding. However, it is critical that data-driven decisions are based on quality, dependable, and current data. As a result, the need for strong data governance, data management, advanced analytical tools and analyses, platforms to access available data, and sufficient staff structure and capacity are essential needs for the MPO community. In the interest of providing a forum for MPOs to discuss and share practices and tools, AMPO is exploring the development of a new working group focused on data.
A hands-on working group focused on creating and sharing content to support the MPO data community. Resources, webinars, and conversations will help to identify gaps in the data sector.
Data Working Group Discussion Forum
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Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
Kim is DVRPC’s Manager of Data Coordination. Kim is responsible for establishing and implementing planning data policies, standards, organization, and innovation of data at the enterprise level. Her work also involves researching and improving the way DVRPC discovers and shares planning data between departments, member agencies, and the public. Prior to this role, Kim worked in DVRPC’s GIS department, where she focused on data management and cartography.
Puget Sound Regional Council
Brian currently serves as a Program Manager, Data Solutions and Research for the Puget Sound Regional Council. In his day-to-day work, he encounters a variety of policy and planning questions that would be useful to answer with data and many are not unique to the Seattle region. He leads several agency-wide initiatives/programs relating to data collection and tool development, including the Household Travel Survey program and a number of equity focused planning tools.
Skagit Council of Governments
Kevin has a strong background in transportation forecasting and planning and has managed highly technical land use and travel forecasting programs with the Puget Sound Regional Council, Sand Diego Association of Governments, and in the private sector at CH2M HILL. He is currently the Executive Director of the Skagit Council of Governments, which is the metropolitan planning organization and regional transportation planning organization for Skagit County, Washington.
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Nicole is the Manager of Planning Research and Assistance for the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). In this role, she manages the Technical Assistance Program, which supports state and local governments and transit operating agencies with regional and sub-regional studies. She also coordinates and oversees the development and provision of travel surveys, planning forecasts, travel monitoring, and more.
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