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
- Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board's SMART SCALE Dashboard
Transportation projects are scored via an objective, outcome-based, transparent process and measured relative to their approved schedules and budgets for on-time and on-budget performance.
- Seattle Department of Transportation Capital Projects Dashboard
The dashboard offers cost, spending, and timeline information on city transportation projects.
- Olathe, Kansas, Performance Dashboard
Three new transportation measures have been added and will be reported on annually: Mobility Index, Transportation Preservation and Renewal Index, and Transportation Satisfaction Index. Lane Miles of Streets Preserved continues to be measured annually. In addition, the city reports quarterly on progress toward its Accident Rate â€“ Injury measure.
- New Data Update: San Francisco Bay Area's Vital Signs Performance Monitoring Dashboard
Newly added data provides land use and economic indicators, many of which are primary drivers of regional transportation trends.
- City of San Francisco Transportation Scorecard (March)
The scorecard provides a high-level snapshot of city performance by measure name, description, status, and time period.
- Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB) Performance Management Dashboard
The dashboard includes reporting on key performance indicators as well as project management, operations, and funding programs measures.
Safety, Mobility, and Congestion
- FHWA Spring 2017 Safety Program Pedestrian Forum Newsletter (.pdf)
The newsletter highlights recent activities related to engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency services.
- Iowa State Engineers Dive Into Big Data to Develop a Better System to Manage Traffic Incidents
Iowa State researchers are developing a smart system, called the Traffic Incident Management Enabled by Large-data Innovations (TIMELI), to manage traffic when there is a crash, a stalled vehicle or bad weather, with help from Iowa Department of Transportation data.
- GovTech: Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down
The article focuses on the 3 Revolutions Policy Initiative, part of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis. The initiative aims to bring together academic, government, private industry, and public interest stakeholders to work toward ensuring that developments in vehicle sharing, electrification, and automation are steered toward the public interest.
- Techwire: The California Department of Transportation Gets into the Map App Game
Caltrans, California's Department of Transportation, released an iOS version of QuickMap, its application for real-time traffic information.
- District Mobility: Multimodal Transportation in the District of Columbia
The District Mobility web tool visualizes multimodal transportation system performance within Washington, DC, and outlines the District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) recommendations for managing and operating built infrastructure to meet growing demand.
- Integrated Corridor Management, Managed Lanes and Congestion Pricing: A Primer (.pdf)
This FHWA primer examines how congestion pricing can be incorporated into an integrated corridor management (ICM) approach.
- FHWA Case Study: Asset Management in Oregon (.pdf)
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) manages and maintains its roadway assets through Transinfo, its statewide asset management system, and the Features, Attributes, and Conditions â€“ Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (FACS-STIP) tool. This case study examines Oregon's efforts as a good example of relationships between spatial data for asset management and for safety improvement, and also describes the benefits related to agency policy setting and data-driven decision making.
Research, Technical Reports, and Guides
- Applying Archived Operation Data in Transportation Planning: A Primer (.pdf)
This FHWA primer assists transportation planners in effectively using archived operations data for developing, analyzing, and evaluating transportation plans and programs, and identifies innovative applications for such data in planning. It also aims to help planners and their operations data partners, regardless of experience level, overcome the barriers to obtaining and using data.
- Go Boston 2030 Vision and Action Plan (.pdf)
The plan sets forth goals, targets, projects, and policies for expanding access, improving safety, and ensuring reliability through efficient transportation networks.
Performance Measures and Reports
Events, Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars
- TRB Webinar: Prioritizing Accessibility in Major Cities
May 10, 2017: This Transportation Research Board (TRB) webinar will focus on how to acknowledge accessibility as a performance measure and actively use it to improve transportation services. Presenters will discuss current accessibility practices that help people access jobs, schools, and other places of interest.
- TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference
May 14-18, 2017, Raleigh, NC: The conference showcases new techniques and methods that emphasize practical, innovative, and timely technical and policy approaches to transportation planning.
- AMPO Planning Tools & Training Symposium
May 23-25, 2017, St. Louis, MO: The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations' (AMPO) symposium includes topics such as performance-based planning and program; asset management; scenario planning; and federal transportation planning requirements and products.
- World Conference on Pavement and Asset Management
June 12-16, 2017, Baveno, Italy: The conference will include research findings, best practices, case studies, problem statement and solving focused on road and airport pavements and other assets.
- National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
July 15â€“17, 2018, San Diego, CA: Themes will include comprehensive implementation within and across organizations, establishing and monitoring asset management plans, performance measures, tools and technology to assist decision making, transit state of good repair, and tools for transportation organizations to adapt to extreme weather events.