Transportation Performance Management

Performance-Based Planning and Programming

The United States’ Department of Transportation recognizes that it is important to continuously monitor the performance of the nation’s transportation improvements and programs to determine if the nation is achieving its national goals and objectives related to transportation. 

Performance based-planning and programming's implementation is done within the Transportation Performance Management (TPM) framework, which provides key system information to determine the progress towards achieving these goals and objectives and prioritizes investment and policy decisions. TPM also gives transportation agencies a better ability to identify and mitigate issues with their respective transportation networks and improve communication between partner agencies through data and objective information.

7 National Planning Goals

7 national goals were established to address safety, current infrastructure, traffic congestion, efficiency, environment, transportation delays, and project delivery delays:

  1. Safety - To achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
  2. Infrastructure Condition - To maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair.
  3. Congestion Reduction - To achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System (NHS).
  4. System Reliability - To improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
  5. Freight Movement and Economic Vitality - To improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development.
  6. Environmental Sustainability - To enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
  7. Reduced Project Delivery Delays - To reduce project costs, promote jobs and the economy, and expedite the movement of people and goods by accelerating project completion through eliminating delays in the project development and delivery process, including reducing regulatory burdens and improving agencies' work practices.

Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act performance and planning approach ensures that State DOTs and MPOs invest in projects that collectively make progress toward the National Goals that were established by Congress. State DOTs, Transit Providers, and MPOs are required to implement a performance management approach by setting performance goals, measures, and targets, and coordinating to the maximum extent practicable to ensure consistency.

Memphis Urban Area MPO's Role

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have established a set of rulemakings for implementation of performance-based planning and programming (PBPP). Each rulemaking pertains to a particular area of transportation, and lays out the goals, measures, and data to be used in setting targets. Under the PBPP process, states, transit providers, and MPOs must link investment priorities to the achievement of performance targets.

The Memphis Urban Area MPO is coordinating with our regional, state, and federal partners to establish performance measure targets for the MPO Planning Area. With the exception of performance measures related to traffic congestion, MPO’s have the option to adopt their own performance target(s) or support the state's/transit provider's target(s). For performance measures related to traffic congestion, States and MPOs must collectively establish 2-year and 4-year targets. As of 2020, the MPO in coordination with State DOT's updated mid-year targets. To view the lastest and pervious targets please review resoultions under each respective Performance Measure webpage. 

The table below identifies the most recent adoption date for each of the Performance Measures Targets. 

 

Final Rule Performance Measure
(by Category)
Target
Adoption Date
PM 1 Safety Nov. 19, 2020
PM 2 Pavement Condition
Bridge Condition
Nov. 19, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
PM 3 Travel Time Reliability
Freight Reliability
Traffic Congestion
Total Emissions Reduction
Nov. 19, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
Aug. 20, 2020
Aug. 20, 2020
TAM Transit Asset Management Aug. 23, 2020
PTASP Pubilc Transportation Agency Safety Plant Upcoming

Performance Measure Report 

The Memphis MPO Performance Measure Annual  Report provides an overview of the Memphis MPO's planning area set performance measures and targets. 

Annual Performance Measure Report for 2020

Performance Measure Report

Annual Performance Measure Report for 2019

Performance Measure Report

Annual Performance Measure Report for 2018 

Performance Measure Report

 

 

 

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