Performance Measures

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is required by federal law through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), signed into law on July 6, 2012, and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law on December 4, 2015 to adopt the following five safety performance measures:

  • Number of fatalities
  • Rate of fatalities
  • Number of serious injuries
  • Rate of serious injuries
  • Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries

MPOs are required to establish performance targets for each of these measures by either:

  1. agreeing to plan and program projects so that they contribute toward the accomplishment of the State DOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) target or
  2. committing to a quantifiable HSIP target for the metropolitan planning area

NCDOT's 2018 Safety Targets are as follows:

  • For the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the goal is to reduce total fatalities by 5.10 percent each year from 1,340.6 (2012-2016 average) to 1,207.3 (2014-2018 average) by December 31, 2018
  • For the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the fatality rate by 4.75 percent each year from 1.228 (2012-2016 average) to 1.114 (2014-2018 average) by December 31, 2018
  • For the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the goal is to reduce total serious injuries by 5.10 percent each year from 2,399.8 (2012-2016 average) to 2,161.2 (2014-2018 average) by December 31, 2018
  • For the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the serious injury rate by 4.75 percent each year from 2.191 (2012-2016 average) to 1.988 (2014-2018 average) by December 31, 2018
  • For the 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), the goal is to reduce the total non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries by 5.30 percent each year from 438.8 (2012-2016 average) to 393.5 (2014-2018 average) by December 31, 2018

The MPO has a 30-day public review and comment period on this matter from January 22, 2018 through February 20, 2018 with a public hearing to be held at the Executive Board meeting on February 21, 2018.   Questions on comments should be sent to Alex Rickard, CAMPO Deputy Director