A national performance-based planning requirement for federal, state, and regional agencies was originally established in 2012, with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) surface transportation program, in order to tie investments to transportation system performance. It was continued in 2015 with the passage of the federal transportation bill, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. FAST Act continues the aggressive path toward performance-based planning and more specifically, performance-based transportation outcomes. Several divisions of the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) are responsible for administering the national surface transportation, performance-based planning program with rule-making oversight by the FHWA and FTA. The performance management framework is based upon seven (7) national goals established MAP- 21 and FAST Act.
|National Performance Goals
Federally mandated rules associated with performance management have also been released, which include requirements for MPOs, State DOTs, and transit agencies to establish performance targets. Another significant component of performance management is monitoring and reporting on transportation system performance.
|NATIONAL GOAL AREA||HIGHWAY CATEGORY||PERFORMANCE MEASURE|
|Number of Fatalities|
|Rate of Fatalities|
|Number of Serious Injuries|
|Rate of Serious Injuries|
|Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Non-Motorized Serious Injuries|
|Percentage of Pavements in Good Condition (Interstate)|
|Percentage of Pavements in Poor Condition (Interstate)|
|Percentage of Pavements in Good Condition (Non-Interstate NHS)|
|Percentage of Pavements in Poor Condition (Non-Interstate NHS)|
|Percentage of Bridges in Good Condition (NHS)|
|Percentage of Bridges in Poor Condition (NHS)|
|Percent of Reliable Person-Miles Traveled (Interstate)|
|Percent of Reliable Person-Miles Traveled (Non-Interstate NHS)|
|Freight Movement & Economic Vitality||Truck Travel Time Reliability (TTTR) for the Interstate System|
|Environmental Sustainability||Total Emissions Reduction|
|Congestion Reduction||Annual Hours of Peak Hour Excessive Delay (PHED) Per Capita on the National Highway System (NHS)|
|Percent of Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) Travel|
Federal Performance Measures & Targets
Federally required performance measures, targets, and plans are organized into five performance areas within the seven national goals: Safety, Infrastructure Condition, System Performance, Transit Assets, and Transit Safety. State DOTs, MPOs, and transit providers are responsible for carrying out a series of data collection, monitoring, and reporting activities associated with these categories. Click each icon below for more information.
|Safety||Infrastructure Condition||SystemPerformance||Transit Asset||Transit Safety|