Regional Workshop on Performance-based Planning and Programming - Workshop Summary
1. Workshop Purpose and Organization
Transportation agencies at all levels of government have
come to appreciate that performance management and performance-based planning
and programming represent best practice for the transportation community. Performance management has the potential to provide high quality information to
support decision makers and to improve the accountability of investments.
This workshop enabled participants to expand on the
- Share examples of performance measurement and management
initiatives currently underway and how these measures may be used in decision
- Express concerns and challenges to implementing performance-based
planning and programming efforts within their agencies;
- Discuss the potential opportunities and challenges presented by a
national approach to performance-based planning and programming; and
- Identify critical action items for implementing performance-based
planning and programming within their agencies.
This summary report documents the key findings and
discussions that emerged from the Mountain West regional workshop.
The workshop was organized as an all day event that
brought together agencies from across the Mountain West region. The event
included the following components:
- An introduction to the workshop, discussion of workshop
objectives, and description of the day’s activities by the facilitators.
- A welcome from the Colorado DOT, the host agency, and a
presentation by the manager of the newly established Performance and Policy
- A panel of transportation and transit professionals from Utah
that described performance based partnerships, initiatives, and tools currently
in use in the state.
- Presentation of a framework for performance-based planning and
programming built on best practices conducted by transportation agencies
throughout the U.S.
- A discussion among all participants on the opportunities and
challenges to implementing performance-based planning and programming both
within individual agencies and at the national level.
- Breakout groups for attendees to share what their own agencies
are doing to implement performance-based planning and programming techniques.