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June 2017

  • Performance Dashboards
  • Safety, Mobility, and Congestion
  • Asset Management
  • Research, Technical Reports, and Guides
  • Planning
  • Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Courses
  • Rulemaking

Performance Dashboards and Scorecards

Safety, Mobility, and Congestion

  • Learning from Close Calls: A Glimpse Into Near-Miss Experiences
    The Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University studied a week of near-miss incidents involving bicycles, vehicles, pedestrians, and trains in Houston. Researchers attributed the incidents to lack of awareness of other road users, lack of safety markers, and infrastructure issues.
  • Center of the American Experiment Report: Twin Cities Traffic Congestion--It's No Accident
    The paper looked at congestion in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, region and the priorities of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Council in their efforts to address the problem.
  • Arizona DOT to soon reveal wrong-way detection, alert system
    ADOT is designing a system that would use thermal camera technology to alert wrong-way drivers, law enforcement, and other drivers on the road of a wrong-way vehicle.
  • Utah Transit Authority Takes on First/Last Mile Challenge
    UTA and its partners are implementing a program of projects focused on the “first/last mile”--that portion of a transit trip from the rider's origin to a transit station, and then from a station to the rider's destination.
  • States Toughen Distracted Driving Laws
    A Property Casualty Insurers Association of America analysis found that in the first six months of 2017, nine states enacted laws to strengthen enforcement, increase penalties and fines, and focus on education and awareness efforts.
  • Intelligent Transportation Society of America: The Next Generation of Mobility – A Public Policy Roadmap for 2017
    ITS America convened its members—from across the private, public, and research/academic spheres—to create a roadmap aimed at spurring the deployment of transformative mobility technologies.

Asset Management

Research, Technical Reports, and Guides


Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars, and Courses

  • New NHI Course on Data in TPM Now Available
    NHI 138011, The Role of Data in Transportation Performance Management, is now available. Upon completion of the two-day, instructor-led course, participants will be able to describe TPM data analysis needs for system performance measure areas; list data requirements related to the use of performance projections for target setting; identify common data quality issues and existing gaps along with techniques for addressing them; and develop a data management and improvement plan.
  • 2017 TPM Technical Implementation Workshops
    June 20-23, 2017, Kansas City, MO: This is the first of four planned FHWA workshops to help to assist FHWA Staff, State DOTs and MPOs with implementing the technical requirements of asset management; pavement and bridge condition; and system performance/freight/Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) rulemakings. Pending conference approval, additional workshops are being planned for Raleigh, NC (July 11-14, 2017); Cambridge, MA (August 22-25, 2017); and Phoenix, AZ (September 12-15, 2017).
  • FTA Webinar: Performance-Based Planning
    June 20, 2017: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO), and American Public Transit Association (APTA) will co-host the two-hour Performance-Based Planning Roundtable webinar. The webinar will provide important guidance on meeting requirements for Performance-Based Planning and Transit Asset Management and explore potential methods and processes for transit agencies to coordinate with MPOs and State DOT to implement performance-based approaches to transportation planning.
  • AASHTO's Conference on Performance-Based Transportation Planning, Financing, and Management: Connecting the DOTs
    July 30-August 3, 2017, Cincinnati, OH: The conference will feature technical and policy discussions with state, regional, and local agencies and researchers at the intersection of finance/funding, planning, and performance management issues.


  • Two Performance Management Final Rules Take Effect
    On May 20, 2017, the FHWA final rulemaking on national performance measures took effect, with the exception of certain portions of the rule pertaining to the measure of the percent change in CO2 emissions from 2017, generated by on-road mobile sources on the NHS (the GHG measure). Also on May 20, 2017, the FHWA's final rule on pavement and bridge condition performance measures to address new requirements established by MAP-21 and the FAST Act took effect.
Updated: 08/22/2017
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