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Transportation Performance Management

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February 2015

  1. Online Performance Dashboards
  2. Safety & Mobility
  3. Research & Technical Reports
  4. Transportation Asset Management
  5. Proposed Ruling
  6. Webinars, Education and Training
  7. Innovation
  8. Performance Measures & Reports

1. Online Performance Dashboards

  • North Carolina Dashboard of Infrastructure Health
    NC DOT - 02/11/2015
    This dashboard displays the NCDOT’s success rate for maintaining and improving the health of their highway system. These items are indicators of the health and condition of their bridges, pavements and roadside features such as guardrails, signs and culverts.

  • New Website, Vital Signs lets San Francisco Bay Residents Track Region’s Progress
    Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) - 02/11/2015
    The first phase of the Vital Signs initiative examines 14 different indicators by which the health of the Bay Area's transportation systems can be monitored. These include several measures of Bay Area transit agencies' performance; a detailed look at pavement conditions on state highways, city streets and county roads; and a rank-ordered list of the 139 most congested freeway segments in the region

2. Safety & Mobility

  • Safety Data and Analysis Noteworthy Practices
    FHWA, Office of Safety - 02/11/2015
    The following practices are taken from the Roadway Safety Noteworthy Practices Database. These practices describe how State and local agencies are implementing innovative approaches to address their safety data needs.

  • Public Safety 2019: The Migration to more Connected Communications (.pdf, 0.3 mb)
    Motorola - 02/11/2015
    W hite Paper: 2014 Public Safety industry Study

  • Road Diet Informational Guide
    FHWA, Office of Safety - 02/11/2015
    A Road Diet Guide, recently published by the Office of Safety, includes safety, operational and quality of life considerations from research and practice. The Guide walks through the decision-making process to determine if road diets are a good fit for a certain corridor. A classic road diet converts an existing four-lane undivided roadway segment to a three-lane segment consisting of two through lanes and a center two-way left-turn lane (TWLTL). A road diet improves safety by including a protected left-turn lane for mid-block, left-turning motorists, reducing crossing distance for pedestrians, and reducing travel speeds that decrease crash severity

  • Further Development of the Safety and Congestion Relationship for Urban Freeways
    TRB - 02/11/2015
    TRB’s second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) Report S2-L07-RR-3: Further Development of the Safety and Congestion Relationship for Urban Freeways explores the relationship between safety and congestion and tests the relationship among various nonrecurrent congestion scenarios.

  • Explore Mobility
    Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) - 02/11/2015
    Peek under the hood of metropolitan Chicago’s transportation system with new data visualizations

3. Research & Technical Reports

  • TCRP Report 174: Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation (.pdf, 4.1 mb)
    TRB - 02/11/2015
    The report (1) provides a working definition of safety culture and identifies its key components for use by the public transportation industry, (2) presents methods and tools for assessing safety culture, (3) identifies performance indicators and reporting practices to support improved safety culture, (4) presents best practices in use by public transit and other organizations as tried and- true strategies for improving safety culture, and (5) provides guidelines that can be used to initiate and build a program for improving safety culture by public transportation agencies.

  • Review of DOT’s Performance-Based Approach to Surface Transportation
    TRB - 02/11/2015
    The U.S. Government Accountability Office has released a report that examines the progress that the U.S. Department of Transportation has made in developing a national performance-based approach to surface transportation and the challenges states and other grantees report facing in implementing this approach.

4. Transportation Asset Management

  • UDOT Asset Management (.pdf, 0.2 mb)
    UDOT - 02/11/2015
    Each year, UDOT collects data on the condition of roadway assets. That data provides a comprehensive view of the system. Condition data is analyzed to plan the best way to use public funding for the year.

  • OK DOT Asset Preservation Plan: SFY -2015 through SFY -2018 (.pdf, 0.4 mb)
    OK DOT - 02/11/2015

  • Alaska DOT & Public Facilities :Synthesis and Work Plan for Asset Management (.pdf, 4.1 mb)
    AK DOT - 02/11/2015
    The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) desires to improve its asset management practices, as a means to improve the life cycle cost effectiveness and performance of its physical infrastructure. The Department is in the Awakening stage of asset management maturity, where a basic set of capabilities are in place for a few types of assets, but these are not yet integrated into Department-level decision making.

    This report provides a specific work plan with planning-level estimates of cost, resource requirements, and time allowances; and suggests relative priorities based on the inter- relationships among tasks, current Department readiness, and likelihood of success.

5. Proposed Ruling

6. Webinars, Education and Training

  • 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets
    ICMPA9.org - 02/11/2015
    May 18-21, 2015 Alexandria, VA
    The Transportation Research Board (TRB), the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Tech, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the world Road Association (PIARC) are organizing the 9th International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets

  • National Conference on Highway Safety Priorities: LifeSavers
    Lifesavers Conference, Inc. - 02/11/2015
    March 15-17, 2015, Hyatt Regency, Chicago, Illinois

  • Sequential Flashing Warning Light System (AASHTO Innovative Initiative) Webinar
    FHWA CAI - 02/11/2015
    February 19, 2015 from 2:30-4:00 Eastern – Register for Free
    This webinar will provide an overview of the Sequential Flashing warning Light System (SFWLS) technology within Missouri and Oklahoma work zones. The webinar will demonstrate the use of SFWLS in the field, provide University of MO-Columbia driver behavior and benefit/cost study results, discuss Missouri SFWLS guidance, and view user testimonials.

  • Asset Management Webinars and Conferences
    FHWA - 02/11/2015

  • Webinar _ Let’s Talk Performance: Fundamentals of Transportation Data Management
    FHWA, TPM - 02/11/2015
    Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT))

    This event is open to FHWA and FTA staff, State DOTs, MPOs, transit providers, and other stakeholder agencies. This webinar is the fourth in a series of six webinarsfocused on transportation performance management implementation activities.

    During this webinar, presenters will showcase examples of how their agencies got started with developing their transportation data programs and how they work with others to manage data. Presenters will also share examples of how their agencies overcame leadership, internal IT, and resource issues that inhibited their ability to create data management and performance data programs. The following agencies will make presentations on improving data management and making data valuable and accessible:

    • Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC)
    • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
  • New NPRM Recordings Available
    FHWA, TPM - 02/11/2015

    • Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures NPRM (new 01/22/2015)
      • Recording
    • Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures NPRM (new 01/08/2015)
      • Recording
      • Transcript

7. Innovation

  • Pennsylvania DOT Uses New Technology to 'Stay Ahead of the Storm'
    Government Technology
    - 02/11/2015
    Lessons from the 2007 Valentine’s Day storm that left motorists stranded for more than 24 hours have created a better prepared transportation department.

  • The Innovative DOT: Handbook of Policy and Practice (.pdf, 15.2 mb)
    Smart Growth America and the State Smart Transportation Initiative - 02/11/2015
    This handbook collects the innovative approaches that state transportation leaders are already using to make systems more efficient and effective in today’s challenging economy.

8. Performance Measures & Reports

  • Phase 2: FHWA Performance Reporting Prototype Technical Report - Final Report (.pdf, 2.9 mb)
    FHWA, TPM - 02/11/2015
    Phase 2: FHWA Performance Reporting Prototype Technical Report - Final Report

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has completed Phase 2 of a project to design an ideal transportation performance report that tells transportation stories that matter in a visually compelling way that the target audiences care about. Any content directly related to proposed requirements for performance reporting have been removed from this document as rulemaking is currently underway to implement MAP-21 performance provisions.

  • South Carolina DOT Strategic Direction 2014-2015 (.pdf, 0.8 mb)
    SCDOT - 02/11/2015
    SCDOT’s areas of emphasis for performance management are:

    • Reinforce a culture of proactive, CUSTOMER-DRIVEN, collaborative and inclusive service delivery.
    • Establish a data-driven PERFORMANCE-based approach to plan, measure, monitor, assess and improve program management and delivery.
    • Adopt innovative tools and practices to EXPEDITE PROJECT DELIVERY and to maximize value for every dollar invested.
    • Strengthen the workforce through support for a culture of inclusion, multidisciplinary teams, innovation and PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT.
  • TranPlan 21 -Montana’s Federally Mandated Statewide Transportation Plan (.pdf, 3.0 mb)
    MDT - 02/11/2015
    This Biennial Report reflects the achievements of 2013-2014, ongoing business practices, and planned actions for 2015-2016. TranPlan 21 establishes statewide transportation policies in six key areas within the Federally-required 20-year planning horizon. These policy areas are:

    • Economic development
    • Traveler safety (Vision Zero: zero deaths/zero serious injuries)
    • Roadway system performance
    • Access management/Land use planning
    • Bicycle and pedestrian transportation
    • Public transportation
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Updated: 04/09/2015
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