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DOT - 2027 - Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdvisory Council on Transportation StatisticsAgency NameDepartment of Transportation
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2027
Original Establishment Date12/18/1991Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/5/2018Committee URLhttp://www.bts.gov
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*9 to 11
Current Charter Date9/26/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Director, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Dr. Rolf
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityH. R. 302Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Schmitt
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 102-240Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 366-9258
Effective Date Of Authority*12/18/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-366-3640
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*rolf.schmitt@dot.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Advisory Council discusses BTS programs and services during its meetings and produces a letter report to the Administrator summarizing key findings and consensus views of the group. Individual members also provide comments on specific topics that are not of general interest to all ACTS members.
How is membership balanced?*The statute requires that membership on the Advisory Council shall consist of 9-11 members, one of whom must have expertise in economics and one who must have expertise in statistics, and all of them must have expertise in transportation statistics and analysis. These members represent the broad interests of State and local governments, the private and nonprofit research sectors, and the academic community in the fields of transportation, statistics, geography, and economics. BTS anticpates approval of a slate of appointments and reappointments in early 2016 to bring ACTS to full strength. No activity in Fy17, FY18 and FY19.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*No meetings were held in FY18. The Council usually meets twice a year. Past committees place greater emphasis on discussion of strategic issues effecting BTS rather than on briefings. Member discussion has provided valuable feedback and insights for BTS leadership.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*In the past several of the members are very senior professionals who have substantial demands on their time. Membership on the Council has proven to be the most effective way of capturing their attention for periods long enough to provide effective advice.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksH. R. 302, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 was signed by the President on October, 5 2018. The Act eliminated this advisory committee. There was no activity in FY19.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*12Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations were submitted in FY 2019.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment0Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*33.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentManagement in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology is currently reviewing the Management Order for submission to the Secretary of Transportation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*No activities were undertaken in FY 2019.The functions of the Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics are to: 1)advise the Director on the quality, reliability, consistency, objectivity, and relevance of transportation statistics and analyses collected, supported, or disseminated by BTS and the Department; 2) provide input to and review the congressional report required by 49 U.S.C. Section6305; and 3) advise the Director on methods to encourage cooperation and interoperability of transportation data collected by BTS, the operating administrations of the Department, States, local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, and private sector entities.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Applied Science
Statistics
Transportation
Surface and Vehicular Transportation
Highways
Mass Transit
Railroads
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032969Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2018
 COM-001644Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2017
 COM-002605Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2016
 COM-003774Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2015
 COM-004712Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2014
 COM-005709Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2013
 COM-007097Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2012
 COM-008089Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2011
 COM-009002Advisory Council on Transportation Statistics2010
 COM-009895Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2009
 COM-010919Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2008
 COM-011994Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2007
 COM-012835Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2006
 COM-013834Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2005
 COM-014658Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2004
 COM-015774Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2003
 COM-016665Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2002
 COM-017777Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2001
 COM-018644Transportation Statistics Advisory Council2000
 COM-019656Transportation Statistics Advisory Council1999
 COM-020535Transportation Statistics Advisory Council1998
 COM-021561Transportation Statistics Advisory Council1997