The Transportation Subcommittee is responsible for the coordination of transportation data-related activities among agencies and establishes a mechanism for the coordinated development, use, sharing, and dissemination of best practices, standards and data for transportation. Learn more

The Subcommittee’s current areas of interest include all modes of transportation, transportation networks, terminals, and services (including intermodal freight and passenger), and the movements of people and commodities using them. The subcommittee supports the efforts of NGDA Theme Lead for the Transportation Theme.

Recent accomplishments

FY 2015 Accomplishments

The subcommittee’s accomplishments for 2015 include the following:

  • In April 2015, USDOT hosted the National Address Database Summit.
  • The NGDA Dataset Manager for the railroad network focused on a major update to this dataset, which is conflating the Federal Railroad Administration rail network with data that was developed by NGA. The final product, the North American Rail Network, is planned to be completed in October 2015, and will be the primary rail network for all of the Federal Government and the rail industry.
  • The USDOT registered the Transportation Theme’s NGDA Datasets in the Data.gov and GeoPlatform.gov catalog. The Theme Lead supported the implementation of the NGDA Management Plan by working with Dataset Manager and coordinated baseline NGDA Dataset lifecycle maturity assessments.
  • The USDOT implemented its policies for metadata, procedures, and guidelines for using the clearinghouse, developing transportation data standards, and creating a geospatial strategic plan for USDOT.
  • The second annual submission of the All Roads Network of Linear Referenced Data (ARNOLD) was received. Of the 52 submissions (one from each State Department of Transportation, plus from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), 38 were able to meet the new “all roads” requirement, 10 were slightly lacking, and 4 are in need of assistance.

Activity Reports

The Transportation Subcommittee provides progress reports to the FGDC Coordination Group. These reports contain the most current updates on the activities of the subcommittee.

All updates

Meeting Materials