Research Program Design---Administration of Highway and Transportation Agencies. Toward Developing Performance Based Federal-Aid Programs

The United States Congress and the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission (established under federal SAFETEA-LU legislation) have sought to examine how well today's Federal-aid transportation programs meet certain performance goals. Some state departments of transportation (DOTs) have developed sophisticated management tools and procedures for setting performance targets and using performance-based management in their planning, programming, and other decision making. These tools and procedures may not be well known to other DOTs and the Congress. Research is needed to present best current DOT practices for performance-based management of federal-aid transportation programs and to support the work of AASHTO's leadership in further dissemination and development of such practices. The objective of this research is to work with the AASHTO to (a) describe the current state of practice in performance-based management of federal-aid programs, (b) assess how apportionment formulas and the distribution of federal funding among programs can influence overall performance of federal assistance for which an agency is responsible, and (c) assess how federal-aid programs may be better organized to enable agencies to manage for higher performance.</font></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"></font></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-24(58)

  • 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:

    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    150 Cambridge Park Drive, Suite 4000
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02140-2369
  • Principal Investigators:

    Halvorson, Randall

  • Start Date: 20080304
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120630
  • Source Data: RiP Project 17199

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01549603
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-24(58)
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2015 1:01AM