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Federal Highway Administration / Publications / Focus / April 2014

Accelerating Infrastructure Innovations

Publication Number: FHWA-HRT-14-012
Date: April 2014
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USDOT Publishes Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

In March 2014, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) published two interrelated Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs) in the Federal Register, as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).

The Safety Performance Measures NPRM proposes safety performance measures and State department of transportation and metropolitan planning organization requirements for establishing and reporting specific annual targets for highway fatalities and serious injuries. To review this NPRM, visit www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/11/2014-05152/national-performance-management-measures-highway-safety-improvement-program. To submit comments to the docket, visit http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FHWA-2013-0020. The comments period ends June 9, 2014. A related fact sheet is available at www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/rule/safetyfactsheet.pdf, while Webcast recordings on the NPRM and other aspects of transportation performance management can be downloaded at www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/resources/presentations.cfm.

The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) NPRM updates the existing HSIP requirements contained in 23 Code of Federal Regulations Part 924 and proposes a subset of the model inventory of roadway elements for all public roads, a Strategic Highway Safety Plan update cycle, and other revisions to implement MAP-21 provisions. The NPRM also clarifies existing regulatory language. To review the NPRM, visit www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/03/28/2014-06681/highway-safety-improvement-program. To submit comments to the docket, visit www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FHWA-2013-0019. The comments period ends May 27, 2014. Additional information is available at http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/nprm.

USDOT anticipates publishing a third related NPRM that will address proposed updates to the statewide, metropolitan, and nonmetropolitan planning regulations. This notice will also be open for public comment. The three NPRMs are among USDOT's proposals to implement MAP-21 performance provisions for the Federal-aid highway program.

A second set of forthcoming performance-related NPRMs will focus on pavements, bridges, and asset management, while a third set will concentrate on congestion, emissions, system performance, freight, and public transportation.

For more information on transportation performance management, visit www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/index.cfm. Questions about the performance-related NPRMs can be emailed to PerformanceMeasuresRulemaking@dot.gov.

Updated: 06/27/2017
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