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TPM Implementation Plan

Update on FHWA Planned Implementation Activities

December 31, 2020

The TPM Implementation Plan for 2018-2022 was published in July 2018. Each year, FHWA will report out on annual accomplishments in the plan.

2018 – 2020 Activities

The following table includes all the implementation plan activities with scheduled completion dates between 2018 and 2020. There are 38 of these activities in the plan, 37 of which are completed. Links are provided to the resources produced by these activities.

Activity Objective Performance area Status
Develop guidance on Transportation Asset Management Plan Development Processes, including Consistency Determination, Certification, and Recertification 1.1 Asset Management Completed
Provide resources and assistance on the national definition for serious injuries 1.1 PM1 Completed
Develop CMAQ Performance Plan manual for MPOs 1.1 PM3 Completed
Develop guidance on Alternative Pavement Condition Methods to Estimate a present serviceability rating (PSR) 1.1 PM2 Completed
Make applicability determination for CMAQ performance measures and MPO Performance Plans; maintain accurate and publicly available lists 1.1 PM3 Completed
Share noteworthy examples to State DOTs and MPOs on coordination and planning agreements 1.1 Planning Completed
Develop informational resources on target setting for multi-state MPOs 1.1 Planning Completed
Share noteworthy examples for State DOT and MPO system performance reports 1.1 Planning Completed
Develop guidance on Safety Performance Measure computation methods 1.2 PM1 Completed
Develop guidance on how to calculate travel-time based performance measures 1.2 PM3 Completed
Develop Measure Calculation method for Data Quality Improvement in HPMS/integrated transportation information platform (ITIP) integration 1.2 PM2 Completed
Develop guidance on Pavement and Bridge Condition Measure computation methods and NHPP significant progress determination 1.2 PM2 Completed
Develop method for calculating the emissions measure 1.2 PM3 Completed
Develop guidance on freight reliability measure computation method 1.2 PM3 Completed
Develop guidance on freight bottleneck analysis requirement 1.2 PM3 Completed
Develop guidance on State reporting of performance metrics to HPMS 1.2 PM3 Completed
Provide information to State DOTs on how to submit targets and other required condition/performance information 1.3 PM2, PM3 Completed
Develop processes for FHWA Headquarters and Division offices to coordinate on minimum condition requirements and penalties 1.3 PM2 Completed
Develop training and resources for Division Office staff for Oversight of Reporting, including target submissions and integration into long range and state freight transportation plans 1.3 PM2, PM3 Completed
Develop guidance on how performance measures are incorporated into state freight planning requirements 1.3 PM3 Completed
Develop Safety PM Target Setting Communications Plan and Toolkit for safety practitioners 1.6 PM1 Completed
Provide web-based training on CMAQ Public Access System 2.1 PM3 Completed
Develop Transportation Performance Management Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts Web-Based Training (NHI 138005) 2.2 All Completed
Develop Effective Target Setting for Transportation Performance Management Web Based Training (NHI 138013) 2.2 All Completed
Develop TPM for Bridges Training Course (NHI 138008) 2.2 PM2 Completed
Develop TPM for Pavements Training Course (NHI 138009) 2.2 PM2 Completed
Develop TPM for Congestion Including Freight Course (NHI 138010) 2.2 PM2 Completed
Conduct workshops for State DOTs on life cycle planning, risk and asset management financial planning 2.3 Asset Management Completed
Identify noteworthy practices and State DOT needs associated with TAMP development 2.4 Asset Management Completed
Analyze pavement Data Quality Management Programs for areas of improvement 2.4 PM2 Completed
Share noteworthy practices of establishing targets for travel time measures – both initial and subsequent years 2.4 PM3 Completed
Train FHWA Division office staff on how to review analysis for identifying freight bottlenecks and integration into long range and freight transportation plans 2.5 PM3 Completed
Develop training on bottleneck analysis 2.6 PM3 Completed
Provide automated data to pre-populate the online Performance Management Form 2.7 PM2, PM3 Completed
Leverage the Office of Safety’s 2nd Roadway Data Capabilities Assessment for information on where data improvements can be realized and work with those States to enhance their data efforts 2.7 PM1 Completed
Update Interstate Highway Pavement Sampling data and report to reassess minimum condition level 2.7 PM2 Completed
Update Practical Guide for Quality Management of Pavement Condition Data 2.7 PM2 Not Yet Complete
Continue to seek and document ways to improve processes for estimating emissions 2.8 PM3 Completed

Future and Ongoing Activities

The following table highlights key implementation-related activities with completion dates beyond 2020 or are continuing without a defined end date. Where updates are available, links are provided.

Activity Objective Performance area
Maintain and regularly update online FAQs on rule requirements and expectations 1.1 All
Develop guidance on Pavement Data Quality Management program 1.1 PM2
Review HPMS Pavement Data Report Card Results with State DOTs 1.2 PM2
Partner with NHTSA to ensure coordination with SHSOs on targets and timelines 1.3 PM1
Develop externally facing materials to communicate to State DOTs, MPOs, and other key partners the process for actions related to reporting, target achievement, and performance assessment 1.3 PM2, PM3
Develop training and resources for Division Office staff on actions following assessment of target achievement (i.e., significant progress determination) 1.3 PM2, PM3
Identify areas for improvement based on analysis of biennial performance reports 1.3 PM2, PM3
Use results from national TPM survey to inform future policy discussions and proposals 1.4 PM1, PM2, PM3
Gather information from stakeholders to inform future policy discussions and capacity building strategies 1.4 PM1, PM2, PM3
Work with AASHTO to develop coordinated messaging on communicating performance results 1.5 All
Publish targets and progress made (as available) on U.S. DOT external website 1.5 PM1, PM2, PM3
Develop comprehensive handout of relevant FHWA resources and when/how to use them to support Asset Management, and Bridge and Pavement Condition 1.5 PM2
Maintain websites with critical and timely information 1.5 PM2, PM3
Support regular communication between FHWA HQ, Divisions, States/MPOs, and other stakeholders 1.5 PM2, PM3
Develop comprehensive handout of relevant FHWA resources and when/how to use them to support freight, congestion, and system performance 1.5 PM3
Continue to coordinate with NCHRP and AASHTO to develop and maintain Asset Management web and TPM portal 1.5 All
Communicate results of broader biennial Transportation Performance Management survey 1.6 PM2, PM3
Include relevant information on TPM in the national Conditions and Performance Report 1.6 All
Develop and contribute to regular public communications products (annual or biannual) 1.6 All
Coordinate with FHWA Offices of Policy and Planning to provide consistent information related to implementation at MPOs, including coordination between State DOTs and MPOs 1.6 All
Provide targeted support on Asset Management Plan development and how to conduct an Asset Management Gap Analysis 2.1 Asset Management
Host internal and external webinars focused on how to use NPMRDS data to analyze and calculate measures 2.1 PM3
Provide targeted support on how to use and interpret data for target setting 2.1 All
Conduct targeted technical assistance on use of the capability maturity model in order to assist DOTs and MPOs with continual self-assessment and program improvement 2.1 All
Provide targeted technical assistance on cross-cutting and program specific topics based and tailored to needs of State DOTs and MPOs 2.1 All
Develop resources such as: best practices reports, templates, peer exchanges/targeted technical assistance, and technical tools and resources 2.1 All
Conduct or assist in PM2 pavement related compliance reviews 2.2 PM2
Partner with industry groups to provide technical assistance to State DOTs and MPOs 2.3 All
Foster opportunities to learn from peers through peer exchanges, webinars and meetings 2.3 All
Develop a communication forum to link Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and peer practitioners 2.3 All
Coordinate with industry partners such as AASHTO, AMPO, and TRB, to host events and develop resources on relevant topics 2.3 All
Continue and build upon activities of the Asset Management Expert Task Group (ETG) 2.3 Asset Management
Provide ongoing technical support to the AMPO performance based planning and programming work group 2.3 Planning
Conduct regional workshops jointly with AASHTO, AMPO, and FTA, on performance based planning and programming, and TPM 2.3 Planning
Provide information on general trends and approaches related to target setting and investment tradeoff analysis 2.4 All
Share examples of how State DOTs and MPOs have communicated results 2.4 All
Document noteworthy and effective practices to highlight activities among DOTs and MPOs 2.4 All
Share practices on how States link HSIP investments to targets and long-term safety outcomes 2.4 PM1
Develop examples of how to use performance management principles to manage the overall system and influence investment decisions 2.4 All
Provide information on each State's annual safety targets and the methodologies used 2.4 PM1
Develop a synthesis/white paper on how States and MPOs are linking investments to targets  2.4 Planning
Ensure that FHWA Division office staff are aware of available resources to build their own technical skills and support States and MPOs with TPM implementation 2.5 All
Train FHWA Division office staff in how States and MPOs will submit data to the TPM reporting portal 2.5 All
Train FHWA Division office staff on how to review life cycle, risk, and financial analyses for asset management plans 2.5 Asset Management
Train FHWA Division office staff on how to use and analyze HPMS data 2.5 PM2, PM3
Train FHWA Division office staff on how to use NPMRDS data for analysis of travel time reliability and freight bottle necks 2.5 PM3
Train FHWA Division office staff on how to use travel time analysis and visualization tools 2.5 PM3
Develop training and resources on investment strategies and scenarios 2.6 All
Raise awareness of existing tools and how they can be used 2.6 All
Demonstrate how existing data driven safety analysis (DDSA) tools can be used to support a performance-based HSIP 2.6 PM1
Provide regular webinars and other opportunities to support States and MPOs in use of NPMRDS 2.6 PM3
Provide technical assistance to improve use of NPMRDS data and associated tools 2.6 PM3
Conduct research on connections between performance based planning and data sources and tools 2.6 PM1, PM2, PM3
Promote training on safety analysis tools 2.6 PM1
Improve capabilities to estimate VMT at the MPO level through the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) to ensure statewide data quality and consistency 2.7 PM1
Support efforts in safety data management, governance, and the integration of state and local/MPO safety data 2.7 PM1
Add and maintain data in HPMS format for use by States and FHWA Divisions 2.7 PM2
Initiate update to AASHTO Standards on pavement condition data collection and analysis 2.7 PM2
Provide NPMRDS data to use in calculating metrics for first performance period. FHWA will continue to work to improve the NPMRDS and HPMS conflation 2.7 PM3
Identify gaps and needs related to data analysis and tools 2.8 All
Identify gaps and needs related to tools and data analysis necessary to implement a performance based HSIP 2.8 PM1
Promote improvements in nonmotorized data collection related to exposure and interactions with motor vehicles 2.8 PM1
Continue to develop and update CMAQ Emissions Calculator Toolkit 2.8 PM3
Continue to enhance the CMAQ Public Access System to incorporate performance measures 2.8 PM3
Update and maintain CMAQ project tracking system 2.8 PM3
Participate in pooled fund study with AASHTO and State DOTs and MPOs to develop a tool to assist with travel time data-based measure calculations 2.8 PM3
Updated: 06/09/2021
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