Transportation Performance Measures

Background

The Capital Area MPO is required by federal law through the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act to adopt 18 specific transportation performance measures.  These measures are divided into four categories:  Safety, Pavement/Bridge, System Performance, and Transit Assets.

MPOs are required to establish performance targets for each of these measures on an annual basis by either:
1.  agreeing to plan and program projects so that they contribute towards the accomplishment of the State DOT targets or
2.  develop their own quantifiable targets for their metropolitan planning area by a methodology consistent with federal reporting requirements.

 Safety Performance Measures

  • Number of fatalities
  • Rate of fatalities (per 100 million VMT)
  • Number of serious injuries
  • Rate of serious injuries (per 100 million VMT)
  • Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries

Pavement/Bridge Performance Measures

  • Percent of pavements on the Interstate system in good condition
  • Percent of pavements on the Interstate system in poor condition
  • Percent of pavements on the non-Interstate NHS in good condition
  • Percent of pavements on the non-Interstate NHS in poor condition
  • Percent of NHS bridges classified as in good condition
  • Percent of NHS bridges classified as in poor condition

System Performance/Freight Performance Measures

  • Percent of person miles on the Interstate system that are reliable
  • Percent of person miles on the non-Interstate NHS that are reliable
  • Percent of Interstate mileage providing for reliable truck travel times

Transit Asset Management Performance Measures

  • Percent of vehicles that have met or exceeded their useful life
  • Percent of non-revenue vehicles that have met or exceeded their useful life
  • Percent of all equipment less than $50,000 with a condition rating below 3.0 on the federal Transit Economic Requirements (TERM) Scale
  • Percent of all buildings or structures with a condition rating below 3.0 on the federal Transit Economic Requirements (TERM) Scale