Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Practices. Topic 52-16. Visualization of Performance Measures

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act and Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements for state departments of transportation (DOTs) to report performance measures have increased the focus on performance measures as important management, reporting, and communications tools for decision makers. DOTs are challenged to find the best methods to efficiently and effectively visualize performance measures. Visualizations are tools for analyzing, reporting, and communicating the complexities of a transportation system and for synthesizing these intricacies into simple measures that can be easily understood. The objective of this synthesis is to document current practices and tools used by DOTs to visualize performance measures and how that information is being used to observe and verify trends and set performance targets. The synthesis will capture information on a wide array of reports and dashboards in use as well the accessibility of the underlying data. Information will be collected through literature review, a survey of DOTs, and follow-up interviews with selected agencies for the development of case examples. Information gaps and suggestions for research to address those gaps will be identified.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 20-05, Topic 52-16

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Gause, Jo

  • Start Date: 20200501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01739675
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 20-05, Topic 52-16
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: May 18 2020 3:05PM