Effective Utilization of Data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System

Report No: 85-R12

Published in 1984

About the report:

The objective of this research was to investigate the potential uses of the annual submittal and output data that result from the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS), to determine what the data needs and uses of the Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation are, and to make recommendations as to how the HPMS data could be effectively used by the agency. A literature search and a survey of the 50 state transportation agencies were conducted to determine what innovative applications of the HPMS are being developed in the field. The Virginia Department of Highways and Transportation was also surveyed to determine what its current data needs and uses are, and to then relate the HPMS applications to Departmental data needs. It is recommended that the Department (I) distribute the HPMS report to key persons in the organization as an educational tool, (2) have the districts and divisions review the annual data table summaries for potential applications, (3) review the HPMS data prior to requesting the collection of new data or extensive system level calculations to avoid duplication of effort, and (4) commit itself to maximum usage of the HPMS, keeping abreast of developments in HPMS applications, and integrate the analytical package into Department activities.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


  • Howard J. Kittel

Last updated: January 16, 2024

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