Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 54-08. Practices for Integrating Performance-Based Plans with Long-Range Transportation Plans and Statewide Transportation Investment Programs

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act significantly expanded planning and performance management requirements for state departments of transportation (DOTs). The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law continues this emphasis for DOTs. Specifically, DOTs must prepare Strategic Highway Safety Plans (SHSP), Highway Safety Improvement Programs (HSIP), Transportation Asset Management Plans (TAMP), and freight plans. They may also have to prepare or assist with developing Transit Asset Management plans (TAM) or Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP). Additionally, state-level legislation or executive requirements on performance management may go beyond federal rules. DOTs must integrate the goals, objectives, performance measures, and targets described in their performance-based plans into long-range transportation plans (LRTPs) and statewide transportation investment programs (STIPs). However, each state DOT has a unique structure and processes to meet federal and state requirements. There has been limited documentation of DOT practices to integrate performance-based planning requirements and outcomes into LRTPs and STIPs. Specifically, the mechanisms of influence on their LRTPs and STIPs and performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) maturity levels are of interest. The objective of this synthesis is to document current DOT practice related to integrating federally required performance-based plans with LRTPs and STIPs (such as SHSP, HSIP, TAMP, freight plans, TAM, PTASP, and other state-level initiatives).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 54-08

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Wadsworth, Trey

  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF International

  • Principal Investigators:

    Grant, Michael

  • Start Date: 20221025
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240425
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01845593
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 54-08
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 18 2022 11:13AM