Federal Performance Measures

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) like NCTCOG are required by MAP-21 and the FAST Act to monitor and set targets for a specific set of performance measures covering various aspects of the transportation system under their jurisdiction. A series of rulemakings promulgated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) specifically define the measures, calculation procedures, target-setting processes, and reporting requirements. The measures are generally grouped and reported by rulemaking.

As appropriate, the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) has taken target-setting action for these measures. These measures are a key component of NCTCOG Transportation’s broader push into performance measurement and performance-based planning and are being incorporated into planning documents like the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) as required.

Rulemakings and Measures

Roadway Safety (PM1)

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Pavement and Bridge (PM2)

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System Performance, Freight, and CMAQ (PM3)

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Transit Asset Management (TAM)

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Transit Safety (PTASP)

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