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Performance-based Planning and Programming Webinar - March 21, 2013
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in cooperation with our planning partners held a webinar on Performance-based Planning and Programming (PBPP) on March 21, 2013. The webinar included speakers from the FHWA, FTA, Mid-America Regional Council, Minnesota Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, and Utah Department of Transportation. The presentations provided an overview of ways that State DOTs, MPOs, and transit agencies are providing data and information to support PBPP, both generally and within specific program areas. The presentations were followed by a question and answer session.

Regional Workshop on Performance-based Planning and Programming - Denver, Colorado
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in cooperation with their planning partners, held a regional workshop on performance-based planning and programming at the Colorado DOT in Denver, Colorado on September 18, 2012. This workshop is one of several activities being conducted by FHWA and FTA in collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and planning partners including state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and transit agencies to determine how to implement a performance-based planning and programming process. (or PDF, 306KB).

Regional Workshop on Performance-based Planning and Programming - Providence, RI
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in cooperation with their planning partners, held a regional workshop on performance-based planning and programming programming at the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (DOT) in Warwick, RI on June 19, 2012. This workshop is one of several activities being conducted by FHWA and FTA in collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and planning partners including state Departments of Transportation (DOT), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and transit agencies to determine how to implement a performance-based planning and programming process. (or PDF, 331KB)

Regional Workshop on Performance-based Planning and Programming - Atlanta, GA
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in cooperation with their planning partners, held a regional workshop on performance-based planning and programming at the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) in Atlanta, Georgia on March 29, 2012. This workshop is one of several activities being conducted by FHWA and FTA in collaboration with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization (AMPO), the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO), and planning partners including state Departments of Transportation (DOT), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and transit agencies to determine how to implement a performance-based planning and programming process.

The Congestion Management Process Guidebook, Case Studies and Visualization Tools
The CMP uses a number of analytic tools to define and identify congestion within a region, corridor, and activity center or project area, and to develop and select appropriate strategies to reduce congestion or mitigate the impacts of congestion. The FHWA has conducted several workshops and technical outreach events that address the CMP. In addition, FHWA has funded projects that developed guidebooks on the subject of the CMP.

Performance-based Planning and Programming - White Paper
This white paper describes the common elements of a performance-based transportation planning and programming process, building on work conducted by State departments of transportation (DOT), metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), and transit agencies. The white paper was initiated in response to a National Forum on Performance-based Planning and Programming conducted in September, 2010 in Dallas, TX and has been refined to reflect discussions at a follow up Workshop on Performance-based Planning and Programming held in Chicago, IL in September, 2011.

National Forum on Performance-Based Transportation Planning and Programming
A national forum on performance-based planning and programming was held in Dallas, Texas on September 13-15, 2010. The forum was organized by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the American Public Transit Association, and the National Association of Development Organizations with support from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration. Participants in the forum were equally divided among State Departments of Transportation, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and transit operators with a number of representatives from rural planning agencies as well.

Link to all material from the national forum: http://planning.transportation.org/Pages/NationalForumonPerformance-basedPlanningandProgramming.aspx

Incorporating Performance Measures into Regional Transportation Planning: Peer Exchange
This report documents the key findings from a peer exchange on "Incorporating Performance Measures into Regional Transportation Planning" held on February 24, 2010 at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Transportation Planning Capacity Building - Peer Reports on Performance Measures
The Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Program recognizes, supports, and promotes effective transportation planning practices nationwide by sharing solution-based experiences throughout the professional planning community. Numerous TPCB resources are utilized in order to improve the capacity of transportation planners. As part of its commitment to sharing best practices and technical resources, TPCB Program highlights several reports that documents presentations and discussions at a host of peer exchanges, roundtables, and workshops on the topic of performance measures.

Searchable Long Range Transportation Plan Database
The searchable Long Range Transportation Plan Public Database is now posted on the TPCB Program Website. The database is a technical resource for State DOTS and other stakeholders. It contains information based on a review of 51 state long-range transportation plans (50 states and DC), with information on a broad range of transportation planning topics, including: types of plan, financial analysis, systems approach, performance measures, climate change, high speed rail, and livability.

AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Standing Committee on Performance Management is dedicated to providing state transportation departments with the expertise and resources to support performance-based management and to create a results-driven environment to maximize the performance of both transportation systems and organizations.

TRB Performance Measurement Committee (ABC30)
The TRB Performance Measurement Committee supports the development and use of performance measurement and performance management across all modes of transportation, public and private, including passenger and freight transportation systems. The committee promotes the use of performance measurement in all aspects of an organization's responsibilities to support public accountability and effective systems management. This includes planning, programming, budgeting, program and service delivery, and system operations. The scope includes measurement with regard to system efficiency and performance and non-traditional measures of sustainability. The scope also includes the research for implementing performance management in an organization, including the definition of performance data needs and the establishment of data collection, analysis, reporting, and communication methods. The committee also serves as the principal TRB clearinghouse for the integration of activities and exchange of information among TRB committees and other organizations, including international partners, concerned with the various aspects of performance measurement and management.

Performance Measurements Best Practices: AMPO
The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) supports their members with the information needed to carry out all the functions of an MPO. This link provides access to performance measurement best practices and technical resources.

Target-Setting Methods & Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies: Volumes I and II
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 666: Target Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies - Volume I: Research Report, and Volume II: Guide for Target-Setting and Data Management provides a framework and specific guidance for setting performance targets and for ensuring that appropriate data are available to support performance-based decision-making.

Target-Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies Volume III: Case Studies

NHCRP Report 446, A Guidebook for Performance-Based Transportation Planning, 2000
This report contains the results of research into the development of a framework for performance-based transportation planning. It is intended to provide transportation organizations, planning practitioners, and transportation decision makers with practical tools and guidance for considering system performance in the multimodal transportation planning and decision-making process.

Updated: 07/03/2013
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