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Transportation Performance Management


FHWA offers a number of options for practitioners to develop skills needed to meet the requirements of Transportation Performance Management (TPM).

Available Now

  • NHI 138011 – The Role of Data in Transportation Performance Management

      This two-day course begins with an overview of data management. It then details each part of the data supply chain, covering common needs, considerations, and challenges. It also covers issues related to data assessment and data improvement planning. Upon completion, participants will be able to describe TPM data analysis needs for system performance measure areas; list data requirements related to the use of performance projections for target setting; identify common data quality issues and existing gaps along with techniques for addressing them, and develop a data management and improvement plan. The primary audience comprises entry- to mid-level data managers and analysts with TPM-related responsibilities at State DOT, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and national organizations as well as FHWA employees. Sign up for session alerts, or host this course

  • NHI 138012 – Effective Target Setting for TPM
    Target Setting
    • This two-day course explains the elements of target setting and how to establish reasonable, attainable performance targets. Upon completion, participants will be able to explain the key steps and factors in target setting; set targets; identify coordination needs; identify key stakeholder roles; and identify effective communication strategies. The primary audience comprises program managers, planners, and engineers responsible for target setting and transportation plans at State DOT, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), regional transit agencies, and employees at FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) who provide oversight for and assistance with target setting. Sign up for session alerts, or host this course.

  • Safety Performance Management Training Video
    • The 28-minute video serves as a comprehensive review of FHWA's Safety Performance Measures Final Rule for State DOTs, State Highway Safety Offices, MPOs and other safety stakeholders. To view it, visit the Safety Performance Management web page and click on "Safety Performance Management Training Video" under Informational Webinars.

  • NHI 138006 - Transportation Performance Management (TPM) for Safety
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    • This two-day course explains the safety performance measures and noteworthy practices for States to adopt to comply with the Moving Ahead with Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements. It recommends an evidence-based and data-driven methodology for target establishment and provides an understanding of the data needed. The course also helps improve participants' ability to set targets. Participants are encouraged to have a foundational knowledge of transportation performance management or to have taken MAP-21 Transportation Performance Management Overview (Including FAST Act Updates) (NHI-138004; see below). Sign up for session alerts, or host this class.

      In addition to TPM for Safety, TPM-related fact sheets, webinars and other materials from the FHWA Office of Safety are available online.

  • NHI 138007 – Performance-based Planning and Programming
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    • This two-day course familiarizes transportation agencies with the key elements of a performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) framework; how PBPP supports TPM; and how both PBPP and TPM relate to the requirements for transportation planning and transportation system performance. The course is recommended for transportation professionals at State DOT, MPOs, regional planning organizations (RPOs), transit agencies and USDOT who are responsible for developing and implementing performance-based plans and programs and those who are responsible for integrating and linking related requirements. Participants should have knowledge of the planning process and the collaboration needed for it. Sign up for session alerts, or host this course.

  • NHI 138004 – TPM Overview for the MAP-21 and FAST Acts
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    • This one-day course provides a basic  overview of TPM provisions of MAP-21 and the FAST act; describes the responsibilities that agencies—federal state, metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), regional transportation planning organizations (RTPO) and transit—have in delivering these requirements; highlights data's importance in meeting performance management provisions; and shares noteworthy practices. The course is highly recommended for those interested in taking more detailed system-specific TPM implementation training. Sign up for session alerts, or host this course.

In Development

  • NHI 138009 - TPM for Pavement (instructor-led; coming in January 2018)
  • NHI 138008 - TPM for Bridges (instructor-led; coming in January 2018)
  • NHI 138010 - TPM for Congestion (Including Freight) (blended delivery; coming in spring 2018)
Updated: 11/07/2017
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