U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
202-366-4000


Skip to content U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration

Transportation Performance Management

tpm digest banner

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.

June 2018

Performance Dashboards

  • SCDOT 2018-2020 Strategic Plan Performance Dashboard
    The dashboard tracks progress towards goals through outcome-based measures and provides information to guide decisions regarding changing or adjusting goals, targets or investment levels.
  • The City of Dallas Performance Dashboard
    The Dallas 365 dashboard tracks progress on 35 performance measures within 6 strategic priorities.
  • City of Tampa, FL Performance Measurement 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.
  • Coral Gables, FL Performance Dashboard
    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.
  • City of Durham, NC Open Data Dashboard
    This is a resident-centered transparency hub for data produced by the City and County of Durham, North Carolina.

Safety, Mobility, and Congestion

  • FHWA State Safety Performance Targets
    Performance management is a critical element in roadway safety and is measured by the number of lives lost and serious injuries sustained on our Nation's roadways. The State's safety performance targets will help improve data, foster transparency and accountability, and allow safety progress to be tracked at the national and State level. States use the safety performance management framework to assist them in making progress toward improving road safety through the HSIP, which requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety through performance.
  • Pedestrian Safety Countermeasures: EDC STEP Tech Sheets
    Cost-effective countermeasures with known safety benefits can help reduce pedestrian fatalities at uncontrolled crossing locations and un-signalized intersections.
  • A Road to Zero Report Offers Strategies to Save Lives
    The report is the first of its kind in the U.S. and was developed by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution, in partnership with the Road to Zero Coalition, which is led by the National Safety Council and includes the U.S. Department of Transportation, amongst other influential partners.
  • Safety Performance Functions for Rural Road Segments and Rural Intersections in Michigan
    The Michigan Department of Transportation has released a report that describes the development of safety performance functions for rural road segments and intersections in Michigan. This report aims to provide a number of tools that allow for proactive safety planning activities, including network screening and identification of high-risk sites.
  • University Of Minnesota Measures the Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car
    Annually updated research from the Accessibility Observatory at the University of Minnesota estimates the impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States.
  • FDOT Mobility Measures Program: Consenus Items
    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has established the Mobility Measures Program (MMP) to develop and report on multimodal mobility performance measures. The objective of the program is to develop and regularly update measures, analysis and reporting techniques for measures in every mode (freight, auto/truck, transit, pedestrian, bicycle), and to ensure they are in accordance with state of the art practices and national guidelines related to mobility performance measurement.

Asset Management and Planning

Research, Technical Reports, and Guides

  • FHWA Bridge Preservation Guide
    This guide defines bridge preservation terms preservation activities. It also provides guidance to State governments and other bridge owning agencies on establishing or improving existing bridge preservation programs as part of an asset management program.
  • FHWA Research and Technology Evaluation: Roundabout Research Final Report
    The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the effects of FHWA's investment in roundabout research on the availability and quality of such research, the adoption of roundabouts in the United States, and the impacts of those roundabouts on safety, operational, and environmental performance of the U.S. transportation system.
  • Validation of Pavement Performance Measures Using LTPP Data: Final Report
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a report that validates proposed pavement performance measures and demonstrates their use within asset management. The FHWA had previously established highway performance measures to assess the condition of pavement in good and poor condition.
  • Alternative Contracting Method Performance in U.S. Highway Construction
    The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has released a report that validates proposed pavement performance measures and demonstrates their use within asset management. The FHWA had previously established highway performance measures to assess the condition of pavement in good and poor condition.

Performance Measures and Reports

  • AASHTO Journal article: FHWA Repeals GHG Highway Performance Measure
    The Federal Highway Administration formally repeals a final rule that added tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions measurement requirements for highway performance assessments. FHWA said repealing this rule - which will formally happen on July 2 - will reduce the federal burden on state DOTs and MPOs by "eliminating a measure that imposed costs with no predictable level of benefits and one that was not specifically required by law.
  • Rhode Island DOT 2nd Quarter Performance Report
    RIDOT's quarterly report is an important step toward earning the public's trust in the Department and being accountable to the taxpayers of the State of Rhode Island. Going beyond the statutory requirement of the RhodeWorks legislation, the report also includes updates on key accomplishments during the past quarter.
  • Capitol Region Council Of Government Is Integrating Regional Transportation Planning With Performance Measures
    This page briefly summarizes the performance measures that the FHWA and FTA require to guide future transportation planning. Per federal requirements, State DOT's must establish initial statewide targets for each measure. The RPO - often designated as a Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO in a large urbanized region then has 180 days to either support the state DOT's target, or independently establish its own targets for any of the measures within the MPO. These performance measures must be regularly monitored and reported with new targets typically set in 2 or 4 year time frames.
  • WSDOT Establishes MAP-21 Bridge Performance Targets
    In May 2018, WSDOT revised and published a folio describing established targets and final measures for bridges under MAP-21.

Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars

  • TRB Webinar: TFResource - The Information Tool for Transportation Planners and Modelers
    TRB will conduct a webinar on Monday, July 2, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that discusses the Travel Forecasting Resource (TFResource). Travel demand forecasts are an integral part of the transportation planning process, used to study policy, planning, and investment decisions at several levels of government. Developed by TRB and the Federal Highway Administration, TFResource is an online portal where practitioners can find and contribute to curated summaries of the latest and most significant forecasting concepts and practices.
  • Webinar: FHWA/FTA PBPP Implementation Office Hours
    Date: June 25 and 28, 2018. The goal of this training event is to help Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), transit agencies, and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) successfully transition to performance-based transportation programs. The focus of this Office Hours will be on the performance management components of the FHWA/FTA transportation planning regulations. (Please note that this event will not cover program specific (PM1, PM2, PM3 or asset management information.)
  • TRB Webinar: Using Pavement Management to Set and Analyze Targets for Federal Reporting
    July 10, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern. Webinar describes a method in which departments of transportation (DOTs) could manage their road networks in order to predict performance measures for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. MAP-21 and the FAST Act require state DOTs to establish and report targets for their pavement conditions.
  • 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.
  • FHWA-NHI-138009 course: Transportation Performance Management for Pavements
    Sign up for session alerts, or host this course . 'Transportation Performance Management for Pavements' is a one-day Instructor-led Training course. The course will be delivered for free to Metropolitan Planning Organizations and State DOTs. The reduced price is being provided by the FHWA Office of Infrastructure.
  • 12th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
    July 14-17, 2018 | Westin San Diego, CA. The 12th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management (TAM) provides an opportunity for all practitioners involved in their agency's asset management initiatives to build core competencies and generate new ideas. The conference program will include roundtable discussions, workshops, and technical sessions addressing all levels of asset management maturity. Attendees will include representatives from federal, state, and local transportation agencies; Metropolitan Planning Organizations; public transit agencies; academia; and private industry.
  • 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.
PDF files can be viewed with the Acrobat® Reader®
Updated: 06/14/2018
Federal Highway Administration | 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE | Washington, DC 20590 | 202-366-4000