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.
- Performance Dashboards and Scorecards
- Safety, Mobility, and Congestion
- Asset Management and Planning
- Research, Technical Reports, Guides, and Implementation Resources
- Events, Conferences, Workshops
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
- FHWA Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program: A Guidebook for Preparing Performance Plans for Metropolitan Planning Organizationst
The target reporting deadline for all measures in the PM3 regulation for the 1st performance period is October 1, 2018.
- MoDOT Statewide Transportation Improvement program (STIP) 2019-2023
With the priority of maintaining the existing system, MoDOT has developed asset management plans for each district with the goal to maintain current pavement and bridge conditions.
- TPM Self-Assessment Tool
This is the FHWA Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Self-Assessment Tool. Try out the tool anonymously to quickly assess your TPM maturity. Create an account or login with an existing account in order to save your results.
- Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC)
The University of Vermont in collaboration with the University of Maine and others will create a highly-competitive University Transportation Center (UTC) called the Transportation Infrastructure Durability Center (TIDC). TIDC aims to help save taxpayer dollars by extending the life of our transportation assets, including bridges, roads and rail.
- FHWA Video - Innovation Spotlight: Pavement Preservation (When, Where, and How)
Applying a pavement preservation treatment at the right time (when) on the right project (where) with quality materials and construction (how) is a critical investment strategy for optimizing infrastructure performance. It helps transportation agencies stretch taxpayer dollars and achieve smoother, safer roads that need fewer repairs.
- FHWA Bridge Preservation Guide: Maintaining a Resilient Infrastructure to Preserve Mobility
This guide defines bridge preservation terms and identifies commonly practiced bridge 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.
Research, Technical Reports, Guides, Implementation Resources
- New Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Implementation Plan
This plan covers the first major push of resources under development by FHWA to meet stakeholder needs through the beginning of the second performance period in 2022
- November 20, 2018 Penalty Decision Pursuant to MAP-21 Section 1106(b) and 23 CFR 515.15(b)
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.
- National Performance Measures for Congestion, Reliability, and Freight, and CMAQ Traffic Congestion
General Guidance and Step-by-Step Metric Calculation Procedures.
- Guidelines for Integrating Safety and Cost-Effectiveness into Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (3R) Projects
TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Research Report 876: Guidelines for Integrating Safety and Cost-Effectiveness into Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation (3R) Projects. The report presents an approach for estimating the cost-effectiveness of including safety and operational improvements in a resurfacing, restoration, or rehabilitation (3R) project. The approach uses the performance of the existing road in estimating the benefits of a proposed design improvement and in determining if it is worthwhile. These guidelines are intended to replace TRB Special Report 214: Designing Safer Roads: Practices for Resurfacing, Restoration, and Rehabilitation.
- The "Phase-In" Requirements and the "Transition" Provision for the Pavement Condition Measures
Since the State DOT target reporting due date for the first performance period is October 1, 2018, State DOTs may not have completed their first "full distress and IRI" data collection cycle for the Interstate System for deriving baseline conditions at the time of target establishment and reporting. For this reason, 23 CFR 490.105(e)(7) and 23 CFR 490.109(e)(3) provide "phase-in" requirements for the Interstate Pavement Condition Measures for the first performance period.
- Performance Management Form (PMF) Input Fields: Baseline Performance Period Report Due October 1, 2018
This document represents FHWA's web-based Performance Management Form (PMF), which will be open for use September 1, 2018. This document includes all the required contents for the 2018 Baseline Performance Period Report described in 23 CFR 490.107, and illustrates the input options and general functionality of the web-based form. After the 2018 submission season, FHWA will update the PMF to accommodate the requirements of the future State Biennial Performance Reports. The PMF will be open on September 1 each year that a State Biennial Performance Report is due.
- GAO Report: Highway And Transit Projects - Better Data Needed to Assess Changes in the Duration of Environmental Reviews
GAO is required by statute to assess the extent to which statutory provisions have accelerated and improved environmental permitting and consulting processes for highway and transit projects. This report examines, among other things: 1) the impact of streamlining provisions on consulting and permitting time frames, and (2) additional actions used by federal resource agencies to streamline their reviews.
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.