Do your Records Currently Look Like This?
Check out our Whitepaper on Data Collection and Utilization Best Practices. We think these suggestions will help you collect better data and use it well.
Data collection is a part of every transit agency. Whether it is training data, safety data, accident data, or the almost endless supply of other information points around the agency, we all collect data. Yet, many of us haven’t made the jump from collecting data to actually using it. All too often, we spend time, money, manpower, and goodwill to collect information which promptly gets stuck in a filing cabinet never to be seen again, or worse, gets put into a spreadsheet that makes it impossible to pull any meaningful conclusions from the data.
Below are some best practices that anyone can use for data collection to make sure you do so in a smart and useful way.