Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Development of a Performance Management Roadmap

In July and August, 2009, a scan team from the United States visited transportation agencies in four other countries to study how these agencies use performance management practices to demonstrate accountability to elected officials and the public. In particular, the scan team examined how these agencies use goal-setting and performance measures to manage, explain, deliver, and adjust their transportation budgets and internal activities. There currently is a tremendous amount of work being done by government agencies, associations, and others to advance the U. S. state of practice in performance management. The international perspective gained by the scan team highlighted a need to assess this work and develop strategic guidance for how this work may be managed and directed in the future to most effectively implement performance management for U.S. transportation programs. The objectives of this project will be to (1) evaluate current research, recent research results, and the current state of practice in performance management; (2) work with stakeholders to develop vision statement for performance management, essentially answering the question, "Where do we want to be in 10 years?"; and (3) develop a strategic plan that will advance the U.S. transportation industry toward realization of the vision, including research, training, and other activities that may be needed, arranged into a logical order so that they build upon each other and avoid duplication of effort.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(75)

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials

    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
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Start Date: 20091209
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549581
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(75)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM