Research for the AASHTO Standing Committee on Public Transportation. Task 29. Public Transportation Performance Measures: State of the Practice and Future Needs

The next federal surface transportation authorization is anticipated to greatly expand focus on performance of the nation's transportation system, including public transportation. While many departments of transportation (DOTs) and their Public Transportation divisions currently utilize performance measures to plan and implement their programs, this is not done across all states, nor are there standard approaches for measuring the performance of public transportation systems and allocating funding among modes and among transit funding recipients. Many performance measures required by the Federal Transit Administration gauge activity levels and cost effectiveness, not necessarily results-oriented measurements. More information is needed on performance measures and performance management approaches that can be used effectively by Public Transportation Divisions in their capacity. This Digest provides information on performance measures and performance management approaches that can be used by state DOTs in relation to public transportation programs.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-65, Task

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW, Suite 225
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    ICF International

  • Principal Investigators:

    Grant, Michael

  • Start Date: 20100507
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20111215
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38708

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549257
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-65, Task
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 30 2014 1:00AM