Analysis and Assessment of the National Performance Management Data

The 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 20th Century Act and the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act laid the groundwork for a comprehensive national-level performance management framework. The first four-year reporting period began January 1, 2018 and ended on December 31, 2021, and will result in the first complete set of consistent national-level performance management data. With the collection of this data comes a unique opportunity: conduct the first analysis and assessment of this data set and combine with other datasets to tell a more complete and consistent state department of transportation (DOT) performance management story. An initial assessment of these data sets has been conducted. In 2020, FHWA sent out letters to each state DOT indicating whether they had made significant progress towards their target achievement for the five safety performance measures. FHWA sent out subsequent letters in 2021about making significant progress with respect to the asset measures and system performance measures. AASHTO obtained copies of these data and conducted its own preliminary analysis of the data to better understand how close the actual numbers were to the targets; what the impact is on those states that did not make significant progress; how many states' targets showed improvement; what kind of targets states established; what is the correlation between target setting technique and making significant progress; and if there are other techniques that could be used to determine making significant progress. The results of this preliminary analysis revealed a lot of good information. The objective of this research is to prepare an authoritative analysis and assessment of the national performance management data and, based upon the analysis and assessment, to provide recommendations on future state DOT capacity-building activities and possible new performance measures.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $550000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 08-168

  • 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:

    Barcena, Roberto

  • Start Date: 20220607
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01846783
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 08-168
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 24 2022 7:42PM