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August 2014

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

1. Online Performance Dashboards

  • Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' Performance Dashboard
    FLHSMV - 08/15/2014
    The Department measures performance in four primary goals

    • Public Safety
      Protect the lives and personal security of our residents and visitors through enforcement, service, and education.

    • Reliable Service Delivery
      Provide efficient and effective services that exceed the expectations of our customers and stakeholders.

    • Leverage Technology
      Build upon the Department's successful integration of technology into the way we do business.

    • Talent Creation and Development
      Build a business environment that regards our members as our most valuable resources.

  • Washington State TIB Performance Management Dashboard
    State of Washington TIB - 08/15/2014
    The Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) is an independent state agency that makes and manages street construction and maintenance grants to 320 cities and urban counties throughout Washington State. TIB uses a performance management dashboard to track its business processes and projects and to establish an accurate overview of the agency's performance.

  • South Carolina DOT Dashboard (.pdf, 0.3 mb)
    SCDOT - 08/15/2014
    Transportation System Status. The DASHBOARD provides information on Transportation System Status which includes Bridge Status, System Service Life, Average Pavement Remaining Service Life by Route Type, and Traffic Signal Installations.

2. Safety & Mobility

  • New Mexico DOT Highway Safety Plan 2014 (.pdf, 1.5 mb)
    NM DOT - 08/15/2014
    The New Mexico Department of Transportation/ Traffic Safety Division (TSD) is committed to preventing injuries and saving lives by reducing the number of crashes on New Mexico's roadways. To accomplish this, the TSD develops, supports and implements a variety of traffic safety programs including Alcohol/ Impaired Driving, Occupant Protection, Police Traffic Services, Traffic Records, Motorcycle Safety, Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, and Driver Education and Safety. The effectiveness of these programs is measured using police crash reports, traffic volume and speed monitoring data, traffic safety, census and health-related data, and seatbelt use surveys.

  • North Dakota Highway Safety Plan 2014 (.pdf, 5.1 mb)
    North Dakota DOT - 08/15/2014
    In the years 2012-2013, North Dakota reinvigorated the SHSP process with increased stakeholder involvement, revised processes for identification of priority emphasis areas and selection of evidence-based strategies for implementation, and increased resource commitment to the process.

3. Planning

  • ROLE OF REGIONAL PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ACROSS BOUNDARIES (.pdf, 1.7 mb)
    FHWA - 08/15/2014
    This research examines how RPOs and rural interests are integral partners in transportation planning efforts for megaregions and explores methods for their participation. It expands on on-going initiatives by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Planning, including research by Georgia Tech, the USDOT's Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) and others on the important potential contribution planning can make to meeting the transportation needs of megaregions.

  • CUUATS Modeling Analysis Package
    Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study - 08/15/2014
    The CUUATS Modeling Analysis Package is designed to provide a holistic approach to planning analysis through the integration of localized transportation, livability, land use, emissions, and social cost models. Each model addresses a specific area of concern at the necessary level of detail to make it appropriate for Champaign County, IL. Using the CUUATS Modeling Analysis Package will allow development and tracking of new area-specific performance measures and facilitate better informed transportation planning.

  • WeMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (.pdf, 3.7 mb)
    MassDOT - 08/15/2014
    This WMM report serves as the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. WMM's Planning for Performance analytical tool establishes ways to measure the performance of transportation assets now and in the future under different funding levels based on the agency's policy priorities. This capability will enable MassDOT to prioritize transportation investments across all modes.

4. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

  • Webinar: Let's Talk Performance
    AASHTO - 08/15/2014
    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
    Collaborating on Setting Targets: Highlights from the FHWA/AASHTO Target Setting Peer Exchange

    This webinar will:

    • highlight best practices for collaboration across DOTs, MPOs, and other entities to set highway performance targets;
    • share notable practices in target setting and monitoring, as well as the best practice used to implement targets and monitoring; and
    • discuss support state DOTs and MPOs need to successfully implement targets and monitor progress.
  • 2014 AMPO Annual Conference
    AMPO - 08/15/2014
    WESTIN BUCKHEAD ATLANTA - October 21 – 24, 2014 Early bird registration is available until August 31.

    Performance Planning Sessions:

    Thursday, October 23, 2014 -

    4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Performance Based Planning 1

    Friday, October 24, 2014

    9:45 am – 11:15 am Performance Based Planning 2

  • ITS 3C Summit: Combined Intelligence – Working Together for Smarter Transportation
    ITS 3C Summit - 08/15/2014
    The conference will be held September 14-17, 2014 at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center along the waterfront in Mobile, Alabama. Gulf Region Intelligent Transportation Society (GRITS), the Intelligent Transportation Society of Florida (ITSFL) and the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia (ITSGA), will come together for a joint annual meeting.

  • Web –Base Training: Transportation Performance Management
    FHWA TPM - 08/15/2014

    • Transportation Performance Management Awareness
    • Introduction to Performance Measures

    Sign up for both courses at NHI

5. Performance Measures & Reports

  • Transforming Performance Measurement for the 21st Century (.pdf, 1.6 mb)
    Urban Institute - 08/15/2014
    The opportunities for public and private service organizations to provide more timely and substantive information for managers are exploding. Major advances have occurred, and continue to occur, in areas currently being labeled with terms such as "Data Analytics, "Data Visualization," and "Big Data." The availability of such tools presents government and private for profit organizations with tremendous opportunities to improve the information provided by their performance measurement systems.

  • NJ DOT Powerpoint Presentation: New Jersey Pilot Study (.pdf, 2.3 mb)
    TRB - 08/15/2014
    Testing Potential MAP-21 System Performance Measures

  • Nevada DOT: 2013 Performance Management Report (.pdf, 6.1 mb)
    Nevada DOT - 08/15/2014
    NDOT's Performance Management is a collaborative process in which all major divisions of the department are involved in monitoring their annual and ultimate performance targets. NDOT has established 15 performance measures to track, monitor, and report performance of the major divisions and program areas.

  • Pavement Performance Measurement in Hampton Roads, July 2014 (.pdf, 9.0 mb)
    HRTPO - 08/15/2014
    This examination of pavement performance is comprised of:

    1. Maintenance Funding
    2. Lane Closures, and
    3. Pavement Data
  • The State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2014 (.pdf, 16.0 mb)
    HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION - 08/15/2014
    This report is produced as part of HRTPO's Regional Performance Measures effort.

  • Pennsylvania 2013 Transportation Performance Report (.pdf, 9.7 mb)
    PA DOT - 08/15/2014
    Report provides a snapshot of the transportation system's current status, performance within current resources, and potential for progress moving forward. The report showcases various data and trends.

6. Research & Technical Reports

  • Crafting and Visualizing Performance measures from the National Performance (.pdf, 7.0 mb)
    Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS) Mid-America Freight Coalition - 08/15/2014
    Presentation by Peter Rafferty & Chip Hankley – Wisconsin TOPS Lab

  • Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts
    TRB - 08/15/2014
    TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 772: Evaluating the Performance of Corridors with Roundabouts provides measurement and evaluation methods for comparing the performance of a corridor with a functionally interdependent series of roundabouts to a corridor with signalized intersections in order to arrive at a design solution.

  • Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation
    TRB - 08/15/2014
    TRB's second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-C11-RW-1: Development of Tools for Assessing Wider Economic Benefits of Transportation describes spreadsheet-based tools designed to help calculate a transportation projects impact on travel time reliability, market access, and intermodal connectivity

  • 2014 CONGESTION MANAGEMENT PROCESS (CMP) TECHNICAL REPORT (.pdf, 11.8 mb)
    MWCOG - 08/15/2014
    This CMP Technical Report serves as a background document to the official CLRP/CMP, providing detailed information on data, strategies, and regional programs involved in congestion management. This 2014 CMP Technical Report is an updated version of the previously published CMP Technical Reports (2012, 2010 and 2008, respectively).

7. Innovation

  • Smart Highway Aims to Cut I-80 Congestion in East Bay
    Digital Communities - 08/15/2014
    The centerpiece of the $80 million project, funded with federal money and state, regional and local sales tax revenue, is the incident management system, an engineering term for the gallery of signs and array of cameras that will enable controllers in the traffic center to steer drivers around closed lanes.

  • Software predicts when, where serious accidents are most likely to occur on Tennessee highways
    Times Free Press - 08/15/2014
    The program, officially dubbed "Crash Reduction Analyzing Statistical History" or C.R.A.S.H, breaks Tennessee into five-by-six-mile squares and predicts traffic risks for each square in four-hour increments every day

  • AASHTO Innovation Initiative
    AASHTO Innovation Initiative - 08/15/2014
    Nomination of Technology Ready for Implementation

    Nominations Due by September 30, 2014

    A-I-I is a state DOT pooled-fund program that serves as a catalyst to launch innovations for broader applications. It will continue to seek out proven advancements in transportation technology and to accelerate their adoption by state departments of transportation and other agencies nationwide.

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Updated: 08/18/2014