NATIONAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
Federal legislation passed in 2012 introduced a new requirement to incorporate a performance-based approach into the transportation planning process. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, known as MAP-21 , requires state departments of transportation (DOTs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPO), and transit authorities to set coordinated targets, report on a required set of performance measures, and prioritize projects using a coordinated performance-based planning process.
These performance requirements were continued and bolstered by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act , which was signed into law in 2015. Required measures and related procedures were not specified by the legislation and had not been released during development of the previous edition of Connected2045. However, since then a number of Transportation Performance Management final rules have been released by the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, passed through standard rulemaking procedure, and are now effective. Each final rule lists required measures, data sources, and calculation procedures.
The final rules include:
- Highway Safety Improvement Program
- Assessing Pavement Condition for the National Highway Performance Program and Bridge Conditions for the National Highway Performance Program
- Assessing Performance of the National Highway System (NHS), Freight Movement on the Interstate System , and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
- Transit Asset Management