Compass 2007 Data Analysis and Reporting

Quarterly Reports Other Documents Final Report
March 2008
June 2008
Final Report

Primary Investigator

Teresa Adams, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2205 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Ph: 608-263-3175


Past efforts include data analysis and reporting performance and outcomes for signs, pavement, shoulders, roadsides, drainage, traffic, and bridges. In the 2005 Compass report, measures for bridge inspection and maintenance were added, and historic data was transformed from District to Region-levels. The 2006 Compass reports presented distinct biennial trends for pavement data associated with the agency’s biennial inspection cycle and this will be continued in the 2007 Compass report. In addition, the 2006 Compass report took on a slightly more customer-focus by presenting overall results as a report card and by organizing the measures according to their maintenance objectives such as safety, stewardship, and aesthetics.

The primary project deliverables for the Compass 2007 work order include data reduction and preparation of data tables and figures to be included in two reports: 1) Compass Wisconsin State Highway 2007 Maintenance, Traffic, and Operations Conditions Executive Overview Report and 2) Compass Wisconsin State Highway 2007 Maintenance, Traffic, and Operations Conditions Operational Report on:

  1. Shoulders, roadsides, drainage, traffic features (field review data)
  2. Signs (SIMS database)
  3. Pavement (pavement van data)
  4. Bridges (BOS highway structures inventory (HSIS) data)
  5. Winter


  • Work with the Compass Program Manager and other Compass team members to create useful and meaningful measures for understanding and changing maintenance conditions.
  • Work with the Compass Program Manager and Bureau of Highway Operations (BHO) managers to assess, revise, and develop the analysis and reporting procedures used for Compass.


  1. Project kickoff: meet with Compass Program Manager and other BHO managers to review state performance targets and project deliverables, identify agency contacts, and review project schedule.
  2. Draft Compass 2007 Report on Winter 2006-2007 season.
  3. Draft Compass 2007 Report on Signs.
  4. Compass 2007 Field Review Report
  5. QA Analysis.
  6. Compass 2007 Report on Pavement.
  7. Compass 2007 Report on Bridges.
  8. Assemble Compass 2007 Executive Overview and Operational Reports.
  9. Analysis of Cost-effectiveness.

Project Information

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Dates: September 30, 2007 – September 30, 2008
  • Budget: $79,000
  • Modal Orientation: Highway
  • Project ID: CFIRE 01-06
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