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October 2014

  1. Online Performance Dashboards
  2. Safety & Mobility
  3. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars
  4. Research & Technical Reports
  5. Asset Management
  6. Innovation
  7. Performance Based Planning

1. Online Performance Dashboards

  • Michigan Transportation Dashboards
    Michigan.gov - 10/13/2014
    The gauges show the condition, operation, and investment in Michigan's public road system

  • Ohio DOT Capital Programs Dashboard (.pdf)
    Ohio DOT - 10/13/2014

  • Virginia DOT Dashboard
    Virginia DOT - 10/13/2014
    Performance Reporting System for Projects and Programs Performance, Safety Condition Projects, Citizen Survey, Finances and Management

  • Delaware DOT Dashboard
    DelDOT - 10/13/2014
    Dashboard covers Performance, Safety, Condition, Satisfaction

  • Boston About Results (BAR)
    City of Boston - 10/13/2014
    Boston About Results (BAR) is the City's performance management program that uses performance measurement and data analytics to develop strategies and programs that evaluate city performance, reduce costs, and ultimately deliver better services to Boston's residents, businesses, and visitors.

2. Safety & Mobility

  • South Carolina Case Study: Systematic Intersection Improvements
    FHWA Safety - 10/13/2014
    In 2007, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and its safety partners defined the State's "Road Map to Safety" in its formal Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP). The goal was to reduce fatalities on South Carolina's roadways to fewer than 784 by 2010, a 25 percent decrease from 2004. A secondary goal was to lower the number of traffic-related injuries by 3 percent. The SHSP identified 5 key Emphasis Areas and 24 specific targets to be addressed based on an extensive analysis of traffic crash data. Intersections were identified as one of nine target areas within the Serious Crash Type Emphasis Area.

  • States Work To Make Driving Safer
    Governing - 10/13/2014
    South Carolina transportation officials with FHWA's help used complex data analysis to identify the most dangerous intersections statewide.

  • Summer (Apr – Jun) 2014 SRTS Program Tracking Brief (.pdf, 0.5 mb)
    National Center for Safe Routes to School - 10/13/2014
    The SRTS Program Tracking Brief is prepared by the National Center for Safe Routes to School to provide a quarterly snapshot and brief analysis of the Safe Routes to School- related funding activity in each state.

    This tracking report documents both SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21 funding activity that states reported to have occurred from April through June 2014. MAP-21 no longer provides dedicated funding for SRTS and places SRTS under a program called the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)1. The SRTS funding under the SAFETEALU legislation, enacted in 2005, can continue to be awarded as long as funds remain.

  • Neighborhoods with the Highest Pedestrian Death Rates
    Governing - 10/13/2014
    View maps of a few of the nation's deadliest places for pedestrians.

  • What's Love Got to Do with Bridge Safety
    Governing - 10/13/2014
    What seems like a simple romantic gesture is actually a major maintenance issue for bridges.

  • Gaining Traction on Roadway Safety
    Public Roads - 10/13/2014
    In a performance study, 17 States collaborated with FHWA to determine how to increase pavement friction through low- or no-cost surface treatments.

3. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

4. Research & Technical Reports

  • Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference
    TRB - 10/13/2014
    TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-L05-RW-2: Incorporating Reliability Performance Measures into the Transportation Planning and Programming Processes: Technical Reference provides a "how-to" guide for technical staff to select and calculate the appropriate performance measures to support the development of key planning products, including long-range transportation plans; transportation programs; congestion management process; corridor planning; and operations planning.

  • Research Pays Off: Sharing Knowledge, Improving Decisions, and Establishing Accountability - Comparative Performance Measurement Demonstrates Benefits
    TRB - 10/13/2014
    The knowledge gained from this series of comparative performance measurement research projects has been invaluable and has proved a critical, foundational step as state DOTs and MPOs prepare to implement the performance measurement requirements of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The article highlights various performance measure projects undertaken by NCHRP.

  • Maintenance and Preservation 2014
    TRB - 10/13/2014
    TRB's Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2431 consists of 12 papers that summarize how states see good, fair, and poor pavement performance measures; modeling and analyzing budget-constrained pavement preservation strategies; using enhanced econometric techniques to verify the service life of asset interventions; and the performance and benefits of Michigan Department of Transportation's capital preventive maintenance program.

  • NCHRP 20-100 [RFP] - Return on Investment in Transportation Asset Management Systems and Practices
    TRB - 10/13/2014
    The objectives of this research are to (1) assess the experience of selected agencies that have adopted TAM systems, in terms of the investments made and returns realized; and (2) develop guidance for estimating the ROI for adopting or expanding TAM systems in an agency.

  • NCHRP 785: Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets
    TRB - 10/13/2014
    Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets presents an approach for understanding the desired outcomes of a project, selecting performance measures that align with those outcomes, evaluating the impact of alternative geometric design decisions on those performance measures, and arriving at solutions that achieve the overall desired project outcomes.

  • Your Go-To Data Source for Roadway Safety Research
    Public Roads - 10/13/2014
    The HSIS just might hold the answer to your next big question about the safety of highway design and operations—from the Safety EdgeSM to LEDs.

5. Asset Management

  • 2012 Report: Advancing Asset Management at DelDOT (.pdf, 3.3 mb)
    University of Delaware - 10/13/2014
    Asset management is about the best way to use limited resources. The concepts are based on performance measures and goals and focus on both the long and short term goals of an organization. Asset management provides an opportunity to respond proactively to land use changes, growing demands, aging infrastructure, and safety and security challenges.

  • Culvert Management Case Studies: Vermont, Oregon, Ohio and Los Angeles County (.pdf, 2.7 mb)
    FHWA - 10/13/2014
    Transportation agencies are responsible for the operation and maintenance of hydraulic control structures including culverts, drop systems, and storm drains. It is difficult for transportation agencies to develop accurate and effective performance measures, budgets, and maintenance plans for culverts because there is a lack of information on the condition and even the location of many of the structures they manage. The culvert management case studies herein illustrate a path for other departments of transportation and transportation agencies to manage assets more efficiently, reduce risk, and improve public safety.

6. Innovation

  • How Technology Can Stretch Infrastructure Dollars
    Data-Smart City Solutions - 10/13/2014
    Data from bridge monitors led SCDOT to solve a bridge 's problems with a $100,000 retrofit rather than spending $800,000 to replace it.

  • Practice Lane for Driverless-vehicle Tech
    GCN - 10/13/2014
    In February, the Transportation Department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it would begin to take steps necessary to enable new V2V technologies in light cars and trucks, bringing the dream of systematic highway safety closer to reality.

  • A Crowning Achievement
    Public Roads - 10/13/2014
    The Oregon DOT and its partners used innovative solutions to protect and restore a historic viaduct.

7. Performance Based Planning

  • Model Long-Range Transportation Plans: A Guide for Incorporating Performance-based Planning
    FHWA, HEP - 10/13/2014
    This Guidebook informs State departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and regional transportation planning organizations (RTPOs), as well as their planning partners such as transit agencies, local governments, and Federal agencies, about effective practices for incorporating performance-based planning into the development of a long range transportation plan. A performance-based plan sets the foundation of goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets that support decisions for long-range investments and policies, and guides programming, as well as shorter-range decisions that move toward achievement of desired system performance outcomes.

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Updated: 10/20/2014