Infrastructure Condition
System Performance
Transit Asset
Transit Safety


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.