E4: Performance Measures and Performance Management

APA North Carolina Chapter


Thursday, April 25, 2019
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

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"Florida department of Transportation (FDOT) developed a wealth of multimodal performance measures and summary trendlines in their annually published Source Book report. Combining traffic volume and probe speed data, FDOT has applied the latest available technology to report and track vehicle miles traveled, average speed, delay, heavily congestion, travel time reliability and other prioritized performance measures covering Florida’s State Highway System (SHS) and National Highway System (NHS) system for the last 10+ years. The Source Book data is organized on a linear referencing system for automobile and freight measures which makes the data very useful for FDOT districts and MPOs. FDOT’s measures and data are used in the congestion ranking during MPO planning and programming processes. 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) made effective the MAP-21/FAST Act requirements titled Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. It is commonly referred to as PM3 rule. The PM3 rule establishes a set of mobility-related performance measures and reporting requirements, in addition to the numerous performance measures developed in the Source Book. 

Florida’s MPOs are developing performance based planning and programming process through their Congestion Management Process (CMP). Sarasota Manatee MPO establishes five 2018 CMP goals including creating a reliable transportation system and reducing the amount of time and area subject to severe congestion. Sarasota Manatee MPO roadways are ranked based on delay and reliability. The CMP is intended to use an objectives-driven, performance-based approach to planning for congestion management. A primary benefit of this CMP is an effective allocation of limited transportation funding among the MPO’s for projects on the most congested roadways. The CMP creates a structured process for incorporating congestion issues into the metropolitan transportation planning process. By addressing congestion through a process that involves developing congestion management objectives, developing performance measures to support these objectives, collecting data, analyzing problems, identifying solutions, and evaluating the effectiveness of implemented strategies, the CMP provides a framework for responding to congestion in a consistent, coordinated fashion."

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), formerly called the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area, guides the transportation planning process in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The Miami-Dade TPO developed a stand-alone report that documents their efforts to address federal and state requirements for Highway and Transit Performance Measurement and concurrence with the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” Act (MAP-21), signed into law on July 6, 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-141) and the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation” Act (FAST Act), signed December 4, 2015 (Pub. L. No. 114-94).

MAP-21 established requirements for States and MPOs to conduct performance-based planning by tracking performance measures and setting data-driven targets to measure performance. The FAST Act builds upon the performance requirements enacted under MAP-21 by establishing timelines for State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and MPOs to comply with the performance requirements. 

This Transportation Performance Management – Systems Performance Report is also incorporated into the Miami-Dade 2018/2019 – 2022/2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and will be incorporated in their 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and in all future TIPs and LRTPs, as required. The Transportation Performance Management – Systems Performance Report addresses background information including what performance management is and why it is required, how performance measures are used, and how performance management is being implemented. The report includes separate sections for each of the National Performance Management Measures: Safety, Infrastructure (pavement and bridge), and System & Freight (congestion mitigation and freight movement), and also includes a section on the Transit Asset Management performance measures. The Transportation Performance Management – Systems Performance Report identifies how the Miami-Dade TPO is addressing the performance measures in their planning process in support of the FDOT targets. The performance report is a living document and is updated as performance targets are established and updated and reporting is due. 



Daniel Szekeres

Mr. Szekeres is a Senior Associate at Michael Baker International with over 20 years of experience supporting DOTs, state environmental agencies and MPOs. He specializes in regional planning, travel demand modeling, transportation air quality analyses, and climate mitigation and resiliency planning. Read More

Li Jin

Li Jin is an associate transportation planner working at Kittelson’s Raleigh office. Li was among those who led the calculation routines of Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Performance Measures and Travel Time Reliability using NPMRDS and HERE probe speed data. Read More

Bastian Schroeder

Bastian Schroeder is a principal engineer in Kittelson’s Wilmington, NC office. He has over 14 years of progressive experience in applied research, and has a passion for developing solutions to complex problems across all areas of transportation. Bastian specializes in multimodal safety and operations of traffic systems at the ... Read More

Tyrone Scorsone

Tyrone Scorsone is an associate transportation planner working at Kittelson’s Tallahassee office. He has over 12 years of utilizing multiple data sources to account for multimodal performance reporting. Tyrone has been a standing member of several TRB committees, with his longest tenure as a member of the Highway Capacity ... Read More

Carlos Roa

Carlos Roa is Assistant Director of Transportation and Land Use for Miami-Dade TPO. He is the Project Manager for the development of their Long Range Transportation Plan and their Transportation Improvement Program. Read More

Mary Ross

Vice President of Gannett Fleming and consultant Project Manager for the development of the Miami Dade TPO Long Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. Read More

Contact Info

Neil Burke, nburke@ci.charlotte.nc.us