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August 2018

Performance Dashboards and Scorecards

  • State Safety Performance Dashboard and Reports
    Click on a State to view their safety targets. The information displayed is provided by the State in their Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Report and has not been reviewed by FHWA for accuracy. Any questions about individual State reports should be directed to the respective State DOT. Please note: FHWA posted baseline data States submitted in their HSIP reports to help bring context to their safety performance targets. This data may result in some discrepancies among published DOT safety data due to data sources and reporting years used when establishing the safety performance targets.
  • City of Corona, CA Dashboard - Corona Open Performance
    The Dallas 365 dashboard tracks progress on 35 performance measures within 6 strategic priorities.
  • Idaho Transportation Department Dashboard
    The performance data serves as a report card to demonstrate the city's systematic approach to improving results through evidence-based decision making, continuous organizational learning, and a focus on accountability for performance.
  • San Francisco Performance Scorecards
    Transportation transparency is located under the Data Marketplace tab. One of the strategic focus areas of the Coral City Hub is to build better communication channels and teamwork with all city departments and to facilitate citizen engagement.

Safety, Mobility, and Congestion

  • Road & Bridges article: Researchers Testing Virtual Traffic Lights in Pittsburgh
    After testing this system at over 20 junctions in addition to the presence of four-way stop signs, the researchers say that VTL is able to reduce traffic congestion, carbon emissions and the average commute time by up to 20%.
  • Futurity article: Late Night Electricity Use Predicts Morning Traffic Jams
    To predict when rush hour traffic is likely to grind to a halt, a new study suggests it may be more effective to examine how people use electricity during the night, instead of travel-time data. By analyzing household electricity use in Austin, Texas, researchers were able to predict when morning traffic would jam some segments of the city's highways.
  • LADOT Strategy implementation Plan
    A Plan to realize the visions outlined in the Urban Mobility for a Digital Age and Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism.Urban Mobility in a Digital Age and NACTO's Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism paint a future described by a desired outcome: Zero traffic deaths; economic and environmental sustainability and resilience; and equitable access to jobs, opportunities, and education.
  • Evaluation of Major Street Speeds for Minnesota Intersection Collision Warning Systems
    The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released a report that examines driver behaviors in the presence of intersection collision warning systems (ICWS).
  • Georgia's Traffic Monitoring Guide
    This document records the current procedures and practices of the Georgia Department of Transportation's traffic monitoring system and provides a comprehensive analysis that fulfills the Federal regulation.
  • Forbes article -The Revolution Will be Electrified: How Cities Are Dealing with New Mobility
    In many cities around the country the bicycle is accepted as a utility, and some cities, like Washington, D.C., will see double-digit increases in mode share for bikes and scooters over the next few years.
  • Mass Transit Article: You Can't Have a Smart City with Dumb Roads
    Intelligent Transportation Systems can play an important role in addressing the vexing problem of traffic congestion, and even lay the groundwork for the implementation of a broader, more efficient and diversified countywide transportation system.
  • Guidelines for the Regulation and Management of Shared Active Transportation
    The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) has released a report that provides guidance for cities and public entities for managing and regulating Shared Active Transportation companies that are not otherwise managed through competitive procurement processes or contracts. Active transportation includes any self-propelled, human-powered mode of transportation, such as walking or bicycling. Shared Active Transportation systems have created new mobility opportunities and changed the way people move around their cities.

Asset Management and Planning


Research, Technical Reports, Guides, Implementation Resources

Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars

  • EDC-5 Regional Summit Locations - Fall 2018
    EDC is a State-based model that identifies and rapidly deploys proven, yet underutilized innovations to shorten the project delivery process, enhance roadway safety, reduce traffic congestion, and improve environmental sustainability.
  • AASHTO TAM Webinar 34: Integrating PM2 Targets with TAMP 10-Year Targets
    Wed, Oct 10, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT | TAM practitioners will address the integration of PM2 bridge and pavement performance targets with TAMP 10-year targets. Presenters will share lessons learned from the preparation of their initial TAMPs in 2018 and discuss their approach to the complete TAMPs due in June 2019.
  • NHI Web-based Training: Safety Data and Analysis Fundamentals Training
    This course helps transportation professionals understand safety data and collection methods, including how to interpret safety data and use it to support key decision-making efforts. It's important for the data collection practices to keep up with the latest safety data analysis tools and methodologies, to accurately forecast trends. Accurate forecasts help identify optimal times for project deployment and help improve program results.
  • New NHI-138008: TPM for Bridges
    Sign up for session alerts, or host this course. This one-day Instructor-led Training course offered by the National Highway Institute (NHI), begins with an overview of key performance management concepts. The course will review performance measures defined for assessing and reporting bridge performance. Finally, the course details how to set and report bridge performance targets and assess performance against agency targets. The main goals of the course are to provide agency staff with the skills and abilities to use the national bridge performance management measures to assess bridge condition, establish bridge performance targets, report bridge performance, and assess progress toward achieving bridge performance targets in compliance with the TPM requirements in 23 CFR 490.
  • 2018 Transporation Resilience Innovations Summit and Exchange (RISE)
    October 9-10 | Denver, Colorado The Summit and Exchange will provide a forum for sharing state-of-the-practice information about how to include resilience practices within transportation system performance activities. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will co-host this meeting with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, the Transportation Research Board and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration.
  • TRB 16th National Tools of the Trade Conference on Transportation Planning for Small and Medium Sized Communities br /> August 22-24, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri.A symposium for transportation managers, planners,engineers, and elected officials involved in the urban areas of less than 250,000 people and rural areas. Participants are from regional planning agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, area development agencies, as well as federal, state, and local transportation agencies, and transportation consultants.
  • Disrupting Mobility Summit 2018
    MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA. September 16-18, 2018. The second Disrupting Mobility Summit in 2018 will focus on the relationship between future mobility and future cities and on how we can equitably and sustainably govern technology innovation and urban transformation.
  • Public Works Expo (PWX 2018)
    August 26-29, 2018 | Kansas City. This conference is expected to bring together more than 5,000 public works professionals and will feature more than 125 education sessions and 400 exhibits all related to public works.
  • Web-Based NHI Course FHWA-NHI-136002A- Introduction to Financial Planning for Transportation Asset Management
    Introduction to Financial Planning for Transportation Asset Management (TAM) explores common terms, background information, and the context of financial plans for TAM.
Updated: 08/21/2018
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