Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. State DOT CEO Leadership Forum- Spring/Summer 2009; Pilot Study of State Driven Performance Based Management Reporting

In June 2000, TRB sponsored a workshop for state DOT CEOs to provide a forum for peer-to-peer discussion of experience in managing internal and external change. Transportation Research Circular 501, <em>Strategic Management Research Needs for State Departments of Transportation</em> (December 2000), documented the activity. Many CEOs who attended the workshop subsequently commented on the positive experience they had, being able to learn about national trends and exchange ideas with their peers on changes affecting and being initiated in their organizations. Consequently, NCHRP Project 20-24(29), CEO Leadership Forum, held a second workshop in May, 2003. Participants viewed this second activity very favorably as well. NCHRP Project 20-24(38), <em>CEO Engagement Options</em>, was initiated in 2004 to investigate institutionalizing the forum concept and other options for facilitating the exchange of ideas and information among state DOT CEOs. The consultant's report from that project included a suggestion that a leadership forum similar to those provided by the two workshops should be held annually. NCHRP Project 20-24(51), <em>State DOT Leadership Forum--2006</em>, was the first of what is now expected to be a recurring event. The current project will entail another in this series of workshop forums, to be held in 2009. The 2006 forum focused on "Roles and Partnerships, Customers and Stakeholders, and Funding and Finance." The title and underlying subject matter were selected to address high-priority concerns for senior DOT executives. Today, the leadership of AASHTO and its members are deeply concerned about measurement and management of performance. While many state DOTs have used performance measurement successfully for years to provide improved system performance, enhanced public credibility and, in several cases, increased state funding, increasing pressure for public accountability and transparency combined with the need to maximize limited resources has prompted many more agencies to adopt or expand performance-based management programs. Several recent NCHRP projects in the 20-24 series have developed guiding principles for establishing comparative performance measures and case-study examples of willing DOTs working together to establish such measures in key strategic management areas relevant to many DOTs. These measures are used for identifying best management practices and lessons learned that may then be shared among all agencies. In 2007, AASHTO's Performance Based Highway Program Task Force presented to the Congressionally-mandated National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission examples of performance management to indicate how state DOTs can refine current performance-based management approaches to support an effective nationwide program in preparation for the next transportation funding reauthorization. Performance-based program management will be the topic focus of the 2009 DOT CEO Management Forum. The objective of this research project is to plan, organize, and hold a DOT CEO Management Forum in 2009. The forum shall follow the model represented by forums held in 2000, 2003, and 2006; and shall be organized to encourage discussion of performance-based program management.</span></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $148555.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(67)

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Lemer, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

    Center for Transportation Studies
    Minneapolis, MN  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Johns, Robert

  • Start Date: 20081007
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100525
  • Source Data: RiP Project 19823

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549593
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(67)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM