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April 2016

  1. Performance Dashboards
  2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion
  3. Asset Management
  4. Research, Technical Reports, Guides
  5. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars
  6. Performance Measures & Reports
  7. Innovation
  8. TPM Implementation Survey

1. Performance Dashboards

  • Nevada FAST Dashboard - Freeway Performance Monitoring and Measurement System
    NVFast - 04/14/2016
    FAST dashboard home page monitors and presents Las Vegas Metropolitan Freeway real time and historical traffic condition through Maps, Daily Peak Speeds, Time of Day Speeds, Average Speed and Congestion Plots

  • SHSP Dashboards Support Louisiana's Regional Coalitions
    RSPCB, FHWA - 04/14/2016
    The dashboards feature several levels of data analysis. Level 1 is for Emphasis Area Selection, Level 2 is for goal or target Setting and Level 3 is for problem identification and countermeasure selection.

  • Connecticut Transportation Ramp-up Dashboard
    Let'sGoCT - 04/14/2016
    Transportation Ramp-Up Program is the first step in a transformative strategy towards re-investing in Connecticut's infrastructure and economic future. Under the Ramp-Up program, funding was authorized by the Connecticut General Assembly to get started on a mix of multi-corridor, multi-modal transportation initiatives. There are 34 major initiatives in total, all of which are being administered by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. Transportation Ramp-Up Dashboard is the "Go To" site for basic information about the initiatives, including financial statistics, project descriptions, timeframes, and current statuses.

2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion

  • Safety Performance Measures Fact Sheet
    FHWA, Safety - 04/14/2016
    What you need to know about establishing targets. States will first establish statewide targets in their August 31, 2017 HSIP Annual Report for calendar year 2018, and annually thereafter.

  • Michigan DOT Reduces Crashes by 47 Percent by Implementing a Centerline Rumble Strip Initiative
    RSPCB, FHWA - 04/14/2016
    MDOT began a three-year statewide initiative in 2008 to install milled centerline rumble strips on all rural non-freeway highways with a posted speed limit of 55 mph, eventually including approximately 5,400 miles of non-freeway roadways. MDOT also installed shoulder rumble strips (SRS) on roadways with paved shoulders of at least 6 feet in width. This systemic initiative is to date the largest of its kind in the United States and provided a unique study opportunity.

  • Technical Guidance to Support Local Computation of VMT-based Safety Performance Targets
    FHWA Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty (HEP) - 04/14/2016
    23 U.S.C 150, requires States to establish safety performance targets, and 23 U.S.C 134 requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to also establish safety targets within 180 days of the State's target. The Safety Performance Measures (PM) regulation under 23 CFR 490.209 allows MPOs, in setting targets, to either agree to plan and program safety projects so that they contribute toward the accomplishment of the State DOT targets, or to commit to quantifiable targets for the entire Metropolitan Planning Area.

  • 'Smart City Challenge': How 7 Cities Want to Use Tech to Fix Traffic Jams
    Inverse - 04/14/2016
    There's a $50 Million prize at stake. When the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Smart City Challenge in December, 78 mid-sized cities entered the contest, pushing them to integrate technology into their transportation services.

  • Interdisciplinary Partnerships Help to Connect Ecosystems and Improve Roadway Safety for Wildlife and the Traveling Public
    Successes in Stewardship, FHWA HEP - 04/14/2016
    Animal Road Crossing (ARC) Solutions launched in 2010 to make North American highways safer for both people and wildlife. Its purpose is to develop and implement solutions to improve human and wildlife mobility and landscape connectivity by providing technical assistance and expertise to Federal, State, local, and provincial transportation planning agencies.

3. Asset Management

4. Research, Technical Reports, Guides

  • Guidebook for Developing Pedestrian and Bicycle Performance Measures
    FHWA HEP - 04/14/2016
    This guidebook is intended to help communities develop performance measures that can fully integrate pedestrian and bicycle planning in ongoing performance management activities.It highlights a broad range of ways that walking and bicycling investments, activity, and impacts can be measured and documents how these measures relate to goals identified in a community's planning process

  • NCHRP 491: Uses of Mobile Information Technology Devices in the Field for Design, Construction, and Asset Management
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    Uses of Mobile Information Technology Devices in the Field for Design, Construction, and Asset Management document the state-of-the-practice and state-of-the-art applications from state transportation agencies related to their use of mobile information technology (IT) devices. Specifically, the report reviews applications pertaining to the areas of design, construction, and asset management. Mobile IT devices such as laptop computers, mini-laptop computers, handheld multifunctional data collectors, tablets, and smartphones also play a role in bringing the transportation industry into digital platforms.

  • Institutionalizing Safety in Transportation Planning Processes: Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 811: Institutionalizing Safety in Transportation Planning Processes: Techniques, Tactics, and Strategies provides field-tested guidance on institutionalizing the integration of safety into transportation planning and programming processes. The guidebook also provides ways to measure the effectiveness and success of integration efforts.

  • Leadership Guide for Strategic Information Management for State Departments of Transportation
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    NCHRP Report 829 Pre-Publication Draft—Subject to Revision

  • Understanding Pedestrian Behaviors and Traffic Controls at Signalized Crosswalks for Safety Improvement
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TRB recorded presentations in March 2016 that present pedestrian crossing behaviors at various density levels and turning vehicle maneuver patterns at signalized crosswalks based on video data collected in the US and Japan. The purpose of these presentations is to examine how pedestrians behave at crosswalks, where pedestrian-vehicle conflict points are located, and how trajectory paths are defined. The videos are available on-demand at no cost. Slides are also available

  • TRCP Report 182: Linking Transit Agencies and Land Use Decision Making Guidebook for Transit Agencies
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TCRP Report 182 was developed to help transit agencies better address the connections amongtransit, land use planning, and development decision making. The guidebook promotesimproved transit and land use decision making by providing transit agencies with the toolsto be more effective at the decision-making table.

  • SHRP2 Round 7 Offers Agencies the Potential of $7.8M in Total Assistance to Implement SHRP2 Solutions
    FHWA - 04/14/2016
    The final opportunity to secure financial and technical assistance to implement products developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2) is now open. Applications will be accepted from April 1 - 29, 2016, for Round 7 of the SHRP2 Implementation Assistance Program (IAP), sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO).

5. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

  • TRB Webinar: Transparent Best Value Selection Procedures
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will feature research synthesized by National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Synthesis 471: Practices for Developing Transparent Best Value Selection Procedures. The webinar will discuss the best value bid approach to procuring highway construction services. This method evaluates bids based on schedule, technical merit, management solutions, and past performance in addition to price. Presenters will discuss how this approach may enhance objectivity, fairness, and transparency of the bid selection process.

  • TRB Webinar: Using Pavement Management System Data to Meet Agency Needs
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 16, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:30PM ET that will provide pavement management system (PMS) users with examples of how agencies are using their PMS data. The goal of this webinar is to encourage agencies to use their systems to address current and upcoming needs. These needs include measuring performance of a particular pavement type or system, using PMS data for performance management, and developing new and useful measures. Each of the applications will include a discussion of issues encountered by the presenter and how those issues were resolved.

  • TRB Webinar: Technology Readiness Level Assessments for Research Program Managers and Customers
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM ET that will present an overview of the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) Assessment for describing the maturity of highway research products identified by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and developed by the Volpe Center. The webinar will provide background on the assessment tool, examples of its use, and lessons on how it can be applied to highway transportation research programs.

  • Webinar: Briefing on Draft National TPM Implementation Review Survey
    FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management - 04/14/2016
    Monday, April 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)Review the purpose of the Draft National Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Review Survey (Docket FHWA-2016-0010. During the webinar, FHWA will; Provide an overview of the survey and its importance to helping FHWA allocate resources to help with TPM implementation; Answer your questions and concerns about the survey and public comment process; Demo the survey instrument

  • Webinar: Briefing on Draft National TPM Implementation Review Survey
    FHWA Office of Transportation Performance Management - 04/14/2016
    Friday, April 22, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)Review the purpose of the Draft National Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Review Survey (Docket FHWA-2016-0010. During the webinar, FHWA will; Provide an overview of the survey and its importance to helping FHWA allocate resources to help with TPM implementation; Answer your questions and concerns about the survey and public comment process; Demo the survey instrument

6. Performance Measures & Reports

  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Scorecard
    KYTC - 04/14/2016
    Click Performance button, Click Scorecard and click view data for charts for year to date for the past five (5) years.

  • Wyoming DOT Balanced Scorecards
    Wyoming DOT - 04/14/2016
    2012-2015 Overall balanced scorecards with 2015 Actuals (updated 2-19-16) All BSCs contain performance measures, strategies to accomplish goals as well as actual and target performance numbers.

  • Oregon DOT Key Performance Measures
    Oregon DOT - 04/14/2016 Brief two-page summary of the current status of all measures. April, 2016

  • MoDOT TRACKER: Measures of Performance
    MoDOT - 04/14/2016
    MoDOT's Tracker is a tool to assess how well we deliver services and products to our customers. Much like a GPS tracking system, this tool can only show the direction in which the department is headed. The Tracker is published quarterly to ensure accountability and allow our customers to see the progress we are making towards those results that they expect.

  • Final Rule National Performance Management Measures: Highway Safety Improvement Program
    Federal Register - 04/14/2016
    The purpose of this final rule is to establish performance measures for State departments of transportation (State DOT) to use to carry out the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and to assess the: Number of motor vehicle crash-related serious injuries and fatalities; number of serious injuries and fatalities of non-motorized users; and serious injuries and fatalities per vehicle miles traveled (VMT).

  • Maryland DOT 2016 Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance
    Maryland DOT - 04/14/2016
    Progress toward achieving our goals and objectives is assessed through the use of performance measures, corresponding to each of the six goals of the MTP. Past performance, future strategies and performance data is organized in six goal chapters, one for each of our long-range goals.

  • Environmental Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation
    TRB - 04/14/2016
    A national dialogue about the makeup of a suite of core environmental performance measures that help state DOTs understand and communicate the impacts of transportation on the environment and make more informed business decisions

7. Innovation

  • New National Transit Map Will Highlight America's Commuting Gaps
    Next City - 04/14/2016
    DOT hopes to release the first iteration of its National Transit Map this summer. DOT can tell from these new data tools where the transit is, where people are, where the job centers are they need to connect with

  • e-Construction
    FHWA - 04/14/2016
    e-Construction is the collection, review, approval, and distribution of highway construction contract documents in a paperless environment. Michigan DOT, a leader in e-Construction, estimates that the agency saves approximately $12 million in added efficiencies and 6,000,000 pieces of paper annually by using electronic document storage for its $1 billion construction program, while reducing its average contract modification processing time from 30 days to three days.

  • New FHWA Video: Data-Driven Safety Analysis: High-Level Overview
    FHWA - 04/14/2016
    Data-Driven Safety Analysis is the application of the latest generation of tools for analyzing crash and roadway data. This video gives an overview of this approach, which enables safety professionals to make more informed safety management and project development decisions in order to better target highway safety investments and reduce the number of severe crashes on roadways.

  • Charlotte, N.C., DOT Partners with Waze for Connected Citizens Program
    GovTech - 04/14/2016
    Through the Waze Connected Citizens Program, CDOT could give drivers more real-time information about road conditions. In Charlotte, Waze will include data from CDOT on closed roads, blocked lanes, detours and congestion.

TPM Implementation Survey

  • National TPM Implementation Review Survey Design and Draft Questions
    FHWA, TPM - 04/14/2016
    The primary goal of the National Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Review is to gather information about the application of performance management, performance based-planning and programming principles, and other MAP-21 performance provisions at State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The National TPM Implementation Review will seek to provide quantitative and coded qualitative data from open ended questions that can be summarized to spur further discussion of the resource and guidance needs of transportation agencies. It is believed that State DOTs and MPOs have a general understanding of TPM practices and have begun implementation, but it will be beneficial to have a better understanding of specific capabilities, progress, challenges and needs.Comment on the Draft National Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Review Survey

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