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BTS seeks nominations for Advisory Council

January 20th, 2012 · No Comments
Transportation Research

On Tuesday the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) issued a Request for Nominations to the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics (ACTS).

ACTS was created by the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) of 2005 to advise BTS on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by the Bureau and the Department.

We encourage nominations from our faculty and researchers. Nominations must be received on or before January 27, 2012

Each member shall have expertise in transportation data collection or analysis or application; except that one member shall have expertise in economics, one member shall have expertise in statistics, and one member shall have experience in transportation safety… Members shall include representation of a cross-section of transportation community stakeholders.

Interested persons should have a commitment to improving transportation statistics and have knowledge of transportation issues, experience on panels that deal with transportation statistics and data, and a record of collaboration and professional experience in transportation statistics and data issues.Federal Register Notice, Volume 77, Number 10, p.2345

Each member of the committee must commit to attend at least one of the two meetings each year (3-year term)–either in person or by teleconference. For a look at past meeting schedules, the application form, and other information about the Advisory Council, see
http://www.bts.gov/programs/advisory_council_on_transportation_statistics/

For the latest statistics collected and disseminated by BTS refer to http://www.transtats.bts.gov/. BTS collects statistics on all modes of transportation. You can also select specific stats in these topics: Safety, Freight Transport, Passenger Travel, Infrastructure, Economic/Financial, Social/Demographic, Energy, Environment, and National Security.

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