U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
Performance Dashboards and Scorecards
- City of Phoenix, Arizona's Monthly Dashboard Reports
27 key performance indicators which measure the health of the city in the areas of General Government, Public Safety & Criminal Justice, Transportation, Economic Development, Environmental and Community Enrichment.
- MTA Launches New, First-of-its-Kind Bus Performance Dashboard
The data on the bus performance dashboard is based on farebox, GPS, and other information and can be filtered by the borough; types of service, such as local/limited, express, or Select Bus Service; and time periods, such as weekday peak or off-peak hours.
- MBTA Online Performance Dashboard
The dashboard will show not only whether trains and buses have run on schedule, but also whether the agency is staying on budget, how many people are riding, and how happy or unhappy customers are.
- VDOT Highway Performance Dashboard
The dashboard hi-lights three key highway system performance measures: 1. Congestion at Various Interstate Locations, 2. HOV Travel Speeds, and 3. Travel Times on Key Commuter Routes. Each measure has its own set of data and rules, and should be opened up individually for more detailed information. You can open a measure up by either selecting it from the drop-down list (shown as “Choose Measure”), or just click in the title box for the measure.
- Vermont Agency of Transportation: VTransparency
Public Information Portal. The VTransparency team has taken data from sources all over the agency to create tools for getting answers to some of the questions they get most often.
Safety, Mobility, and Congestion
- The Future of Mobility Starts at the Curb
In the past few years, the humble curb has become one of the most hotly contested pieces of real estate in cities. This increased demand often translates into congestion at the curb, which can have rippling effects on traffic flow and safety.
- AASHTO: Most State DOTs Now Deploying or Testing Aerial Drones for Regular Use
Out of 44 DOTs responding to AASHTO survey, 20 reported that they have incorporated drones into their daily operations, while another 15 state DOTs said they testing drones to determine how they can be utilized - all in keeping with federal regulations.
- FHWA March/April Issue of Innovator
Innovator, published by the FHWA Center for Accelerating Innovation, advances implementation of innovative technologies and processes in the highway industry. This issue focuses on Safety.
- Government Technology article: New Tools, AI Help Transportation Officials Better Understand Traffic Patterns
Departments of transportation in Massachusetts and Pima County, AZ. are using the same intelligent software and devices to resolve unique transportation needs around maintenance, construction and, above all, communication.
- AAA Foundation Survey: 2017 Traffic Safety Culture Index
The Traffic Safety Culture Index is an annual survey, identifying driver's attitudes and behaviors related to traffic safety. Road safety topics covered include speeding, red light running, seat belt use, distracted, drowsy and drunk driving.
- Publication NO. FHWA-HRT-17-107: Identification of High Pedestrian Crash Locations
The overall goal of the Federal Highway Administration's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Research Program is to improve safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists. This report documents the research into identifying a process to identify high pedestrian crash locations.
Research, Technical Reports, and Guides
- Federal Highway Administration Research and Technology Evaluation Final Report Eco-Logical
This report examines outcomes associated with the Eco-Logical Program, namely, (1) the extent to which FHWA has enabled transportation agencies to adopt the Eco-Logical approach, (2) the manner in which transportation agencies have incorporated the Eco-Logical approach into their business practices, and (3) the ways in which the Eco-Logical Program has contributed to improved project processes and environmental outcomes.
- Publication FHWA-HRT-17-090, Final Report: Guidelines for Informing Decision-making to Affect Pavement Performance Measures
The objective of these guidelines is to provide information and guidance to highway agencies on the following key pavement decision making issues: method to identify which condition metric is driving the performance measure, temporal effects on performance measures, and effects of maintenance and rehabilitation treatments on performance measures.
- Implementation Resources for Transportation Performance Management (TPM) and Transportation Asset Management (TAM)
MAP-21 and the FAST Act created a streamlined and performance-based surface transportation program with specific requirements for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and transit agencies. As State DOTs, MPOs, and other transportation stakeholders undertake implementation to meet these requirements, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is committed to supporting partner needs through an array of professional capacity building resources. Included in this document are currently available and forthcoming FHWA resources organized by specific TPM elements or TAM topics.
- FHWA Report: Approaches to Presenting External Factors With Operations Performance Measures
This project identified key external factors that can impact performance, and developed recommendations for including external factors in performance reporting.
- U. S. Department of Transportation Strategic Plan for FY 2018-2022
The Strategic Plan presents the long-term objectives an agency hopes to accomplish at the beginning of each new term of an Administration by describing general and long-term goals the agency aims to achieve, what actions the agency will take to realize those goals, and how the agency will most effectively use its resources to deal with challenges and risks that may hinder achieving results.
- Safety Evaluation of Access Management Policies and Techniques
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that evaluates the safety effects of corridor access management policies and strategies on urban, suburban, and urbanizing arterials. Access management is the process that manages access to land development while preserving safety, capacity, and speed on the surrounding road network.
Performance Measures and Reports
- IOWA DOT Traffic Management Center February Performance Measurements
Traffic Management Center primary purposes are to improve safety and reduce delays on roads. These can range from alerting proper authorities of an accident in a timely fashion, to alerting travelers of congestion along routes. Secondary functions include data collection and management.
- MDOT 2018 Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance
The Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance measures the progress toward achieving MDOT's strategic goals through their investment in projects in the Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), and through their daily operations.
- FDOT Construction Office Performance Measures
Performance measures for contracts completed First quarter of fiscal year.
Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars
- 12th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
July 15-17, 2018 | San Diego, CA| Organized by Transportation Research Board. The program includes a variety of topics, from introductory material that will satisfy practitioners who are just getting started to complex investment strategies that will challenge those who are ready to move beyond the basics. This will be the forum for moving asset management initiatives into practice and will be the venue for a wide range of federal, state, MPO/local, and transit agencies, as well as private sector practitioners and university researchers to share knowledge, sponsor peer to peer learning, and work together.
- AASHTO Spring Meeting 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Thursday, May 24, 2018. Franklin Marriott Cool Springs, Franklin, Tennessee.
TRB Webinar: Return on Investment in Asset Management Systems and Process Improvements)
TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, May 7, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. This webinar will discuss guidance and tools to support calculating the return on investment (ROI) for transportation agencies implementing new asset management systems or improving existing systems. The presenters will describe three case studies that were performed to calculate the ROI from implementing pavement, bridge, and maintenance management systems.