Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. National Report on Transportation System Performance -- State DOTs Telling the Story

This project was intended to produce an illustrative national-level management report (both print-based and web-based) of state surface transportation system performance. When fully developed, such a report would be a means for state departments of transportation (DOTs) to "Tell the Story" concerning system performance, using explicit performance measures and reflecting implementation of sound transportation performance management principles. Underlying the report would be an AASHTO-administered Comparative Performance Management (CPM) website, housing a well articulated database representing state-maintained performance statistics made available within an accepted framework. The reporting system would include visualization tools such as charts, graphs, and figures that can be used effectively to communicate and analyze information available in a CPM website. The website would enable state DOT managers to meaningfully portray their state system's performance and learn from others' experience. The prototype was intended to illustrate how comparative performance statistics, such as those developed in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) 20-24(37) project series, may be presented and used to characterize and direct state performance management efforts. The intended audience for this report includes state-level decision makers (e.g., Governors, legislatures, DOTs) as well as those at the national-level decision makers (e.g., U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of Transportation), providing a consistent mechanism with which state DOTs can showcase their ability to successfully implement performance management principles for the betterment of the transportation system at the national-level. The research team provided support to the AASHTO Standing Committee on Performance Management (SCOPM) as that group worked to develop wide acceptance of selected performance measures and to provide states' perspectives to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). With enactment of the extensive performance-based management provisions of federal MAP-21 legislation, SCOPM efforts continued in cooperation with FHWA's.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(37)L

  • 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:

    Spy Pond Partners, LLC

    Arlington, MA  United States 

    ICF Incorporated LLC

    9300 Lee Highway
    Fairfax, VA  United States  22031
  • Principal Investigators:

    Harrison, Frances

    Park, Hyun-A

  • Start Date: 20120229
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130625
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38365

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549566
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(37)L
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM