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Find out the latest in TPM including: Online State Dashboards, Performance Reports, Mobility, Performance Based Planning, Safety, Events, Workshops, Webinars, Transportation Performance Management Research, and Innovation. You also may be interested in the archive of earlier issues of the TPM Digest.

December 2016

  1. Performance Dashboards and Scorecards
  2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion
  3. Asset Management
  4. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars
  5. Performance Measures & Reports
  6. Research, Technical Reports, Guides
  7. Planning
  8. Innovation

1. Performance Dashboards and Scorecards

2. Safety, Mobility, Congestion

  • Fort Collins, CO's 2016 Congestion Management Process Annual Report (.pdf)
    North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization - 12/15/2016
    The report examines congestion in the NFRMPO region and assesses the effectiveness of strategies implemented to manage congestion. The annual report fulfills federal requirements for periodic assessment as part of the CMP. The report focuses on the Regionally Significant Corridors (RSCs) as identified in the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The CMP Performance Measures section provides baselines and trends for the six performance measures related to congestion identified in the RTP.
  • Targeting the Crosshairs
    Public Roads, FHWA - 12/15/2016
    As a means to address traffic - related fatalities and injuries on the Nation's roadways, the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Safety employs a focused approach to safety. This approach is built around three technical focus areas - - roadway departures, intersections, and pedestrians/bicycles - - and prioritizes resources and efforts to help States and local agencies address their road safety needs. More specifically, the Intersection Safety Program focuses on the many variables that influence safety at intersections, from behavioral factors and special users to intersection design and facility type
  • Shared Mobility: Current Practices and Guiding Principles (.pdf)
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    Shared mobility is having a transformative impact on many cities by enhancing the accessibility of transportation, while simultaneously reducing driving and personal vehicle ownership. The primer provides an introduction and background; reviews success stories; examines challenges, lessons learned, and proposed solutions; and concludes with guiding principles for public agencies. It also looks toward the future of the evolution and development of shared mobility.
  • What Drives Highway Safety Improvements?
    Public Roads, FHWA - 12/15/2016
    FHWA is rolling out new requirements for performance - based decisionmaking. Take a look at how the HSIP has changed, including the addition of safety performance management requirements.
  • Video: Data - Driven Safety Analysis – Minnesota Case Study
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    In Minnesota, agencies are applying data - driven safety analysis of the State and local roadway systems to effectively reduce severe crashes.

3. Asset Management

  • Transit Asset Management Guide (Updated November 2016) (.pdf)
    Federal Transit Administration - 12/15/2016
    The U.S. Federal Transit Administration has released a guide that provides a transit - specific asset management framework for managing assets individually and as a portfolio of assets that comprise an integrated system. The guide is designed to provide flexible, yet targeted guidance to advance the practice and implementation of transit asset management
  • MAP - 21 Transit Asset Management Report (.pdf)
    WSDOT Office of Strategic Assessment and Performance Analysis - 12/15/2016
    A TAM plan must be updated in its entirety at least every 4 years, and it must cover a horizon period of at least 4 years. An initial TAM plan must be completed no later than 2 years after the Final Rule effective date, October 1, 2016.
  • FTA Asset Inventory Module FY 2017 (.pdf)
    FTA - 12/15/2016
    The purpose of assembling a nationwide inventory is to improve the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA's) ability to project capital costs for the replacement (and necessary capital renewal activities) of existing transit assets in the future. This information supports the FTA biennial report to the U.S. Congress regarding cost estimates of transit capital. These estimates directly influence the FTA annual budget request submitted for the federal fiscal year (FFY).

4. Events, Conferences, Workshops, Webinars

5. Performance Measures & Reports

6. Research, Technical Reports, Guides

  • TPM Toolbox
    TPMTools.org - 12/15/2016
    This is a beta release website for the FHWA Toolbox. The tools available here are intended to assist staff from transportation agencies in learning about and implementing TPM practices. The TPM Guidebook and Resources tools enable you to learn more about TPM: the Guidebook uses case studies and illustrative examples to demonstrate how performance management results in improved decision - making through better - informed planning, programming, monitoring and reporting.
  • Applying Performance - Based Practical Design Methods to Complete Streets: A Primer on Employing Performance - Based Practical Design and Transportation Systems Management and Operations to Enhance the Design of Complete Streets
    FHWA, Office of Operations - 12/15/2016
    Performance - Based Practical Design (PBPD) can assist in advancing Complete Streets by emphasizing achievement of corridor or system objectives. In addition, PBPD involves the use of appropriate analysis tools and methods, which can be used to evaluate the performance impacts of Complete Streets planning and design decisions.
  • Equipment for Improving Pavement Crack Cleaning Operations (.pdf)
    Caltrans Division of Maintenance - 12/15/2016
    This Preliminary Investigation (PI) sought to investigate all conventional crack cleaning techniques and equipment effective at cleaning, drying, and removing incompressible materials and vegetation from random cracking and longitudinal joints on highway pavements.
  • No Boundaries Survey Results: Maintenance Management Systems (.pdf)
    NoBoundaries - roadmaintenance.org - 12/15/2016
    To learn more about state DOTs' use of maintenance management systems, in July 2016 the NoBoundaries pooled fund project sent an online survey to maintenance representatives in all 50 states. Representatives from 33 states responded to the survey.
  • SHRP 2 R10 - Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects Peer Exchange Video
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    Project Management Strategies for Complex Projects (R10) is a product of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2
  • Research: Roundabouts - Operational Performance and Off Ramp Queue Length (.pdf)
    Ohio DOT - 12/15/2016
    Research Objectives:|Analyze the operational performance of roundabouts at ramp terminals under different volume conditions, heavy vehicle percentages, and freeway lane closure statuses|Compare the performances of roundabouts and signalized intersections at ramp terminals|Develop guidance on choosing between roundabouts and signals at ramp terminals|Develop signal metering warrant and strategies for congested roundabouts at ramp terminals.

7. Planning

  • Peer Program Application
    USDOT, TPCB - 12/15/2016
    The Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program is a free resource for agencies in need of transportation planning assistance. The program pays for travel, accommodations, meals, and incidental expenses associated with on - site peer exchanges and offers workshops, roundtables, and webinars to participants free of charge. Interested agencies are encouraged to apply for assistance if they have a clearly identified transportation planning problem to solve and are interested in working with TPCB Program staff to plan and organize an event.
  • Planning for Transportation Systems Management and Operations Within Corridors: A Desk Reference
    FHWA, Office of Operations - 12/15/2016
    This Desk Reference is designed to equip State, regional, and local transportation operations and planning professionals with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively plan for and implement transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) within a corridor.

8. Innovation

  • SHRP2 Milestones: Issue 5 (.pdf)
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    This news brief highlights significant research project developments, case studies, and best practices from around the country.
  • Massachusetts Ride Match
    Ride Match - 12/15/2016
    Not everyone in Massachusetts has easy access to a personal vehicle or public transportation. Ride Match was designed to help fill the gaps and provide the state's most vulnerable populations, and the agencies that serve them, with a way to easily identify all the transportation options within their communities. Ride Match is a one - stop searchable directory of public, private and accessible transportation options in Massachusetts
  • Video: Power of the STIC - People Driving Innovation
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    Initiated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) puts highway community stakeholders in each state in the driver's seat to choose the innovations that best fit their needs and get those innovations into practice quickly. This video highlights the benefits of being involved in a STIC as told by members of the Pennsylvania STIC and FHWA.
  • FHWA Innovator Newsletter (.pdf)
    FHWA - 12/15/2016
    Updates on highway transportation innovations. Nov/Dec 2016 issue
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