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Performance Requirements Summary

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The MAP-21 legislation integrates performance into many federal transportation programs and contains several performance elements. The FHWA -TPM team is organized to help with coordinating the alignment of MAP-21 requirements, providing guidance, and resources. To assist with this effort FHWA has provided here more information about the specific performance management requirements outlined in MAP-21. Below is more information regarding the performance requirements for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Program (CMAQ) as established in MAP-21.

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The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)

Performance Element Performance Requirements for CMAQ

Performance Measures

  • Not later than 18 months after date of enactment USDOT, in consultation with State DOTs, MPOs, and other stakeholders will promulgate a rulemaking that establishes measures.
  • Provide not less than 90 days to comment on regulation.
  • Take into consideration any comments.
  • Limit performance measures to those described under 23USC150(c).
  • For the purpose of carrying out the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program USDOT shall establish measures for States to use to assess:
    • Traffic congestion
    • On-road mobile source emissions

Performance Targets

  • States must coordinate, to the maximum extent practical with relevant MPOs in selecting a target to ensure for consistency
  • MPOs must coordinate, to the maximum extent practical, with the relevant State/s in selecting a target to ensure consistency
  • Coordination required with public transportation providers.
  • States and MPOs must integrate other performance plans into the performance-based process

Performance Plans

  • CMAQ Performance Plan
    • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement
    • Updated every 2 years

Performance Reporting

  • State Report on Performance Progress
    • Required initially by October 1, 2016 and every 2 years thereafter
    • Report includes:
      • Progress in achieving all State performance targets
  • CMAQ Performance Plan
    • Reporting required every 2 years
    • Report on progress towards the achievement of targets
  • Metropolitan System Performance Report
    • Required in transportation plan every 4 or 5 years
    • Report includes:
      • Evaluate condition and performance of transportation system
      • Progress achieved in meeting performance targets in comparison with the performance in previous reports
      • Evaluation of how preferred scenario has improved conditions and performance, where applicable
      • Evaluation of how local policies and investments have impacted costs necessary to achieve performance targets , where applicable
  • Statewide Transportation Plan
    • No required frequency
    • Optional report on system performance

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Updated: 03/20/2013