Grand Valley Metro Council
GR_SKYLINE.JPG

Performance Based Planning and Programming

Performance Based Planning and Programming

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which was signed into law in 2012, included several provisions that have shifted the focus of the Federal surface transportation program toward the achievement of performance outcomes. The current surface transportation bill, Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was signed in 2015 and built on MAP-21 and provided long-term funding certainty for surface transportation infrastructure planning and investment. 

In accordance with the surface transportation legislation, GVMC is coordinating with our local, state, and federal partners to implement performance based planning and programming in our region. This page will be updated regularly to reflect developments in the process. 

MAP -21%2FFAST Act National Performance Goals.png

 

Federal Performance Measures

System Performance

  • Percent of the person-miles traveled on the Interstate that are reliable
  • Percent of the person-miles traveled on the non-Interstate NHS that are reliable
  • Truck Travel Time Reliability (TTTR) Index

Transit Asset Management

  • Rolling Stock: Percentage of revenue vehicles exceeding Useful Life Benchmark (ULB)
  • Equipment: Percentage of non-revenue service vehicles exceeding ULB
  • Facilities: Percentage of facilities rated under 3.0 on the Transit Economic Requirements Model (TERM) scale
  • Infrastructure: Percentage of track segments under performance restriction (only applies to rail fixed guideway systems)

Safety

  • Number of fatalities on all public roads
  • Rate of fatalities on all public roads
  • Number of serious injuries on all public roads
  • Rate of serious injuries on all public roads
  • Number of nonmotorized fatalities and nonmotorized serious injuries on all public roads

Infrastructure

  • Percentage of pavements of the Interstate System in Good condition
  • Percentage of pavements of the Interstate System in Poor condition
  • Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Good condition
  • Percentage of pavements of the non-Interstate NHS in Poor condition
  • Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Good condition
  • Percentage of NHS bridges classified as in Poor condition

Performance Targets

Under the federal PBPP requirements, States and MPOs must set targets for each of the federal performance measures. States set their targets first and then MPOs have 180 days from the time the State sets targets to decide whether to support State targets, develop their own regional targets, or a combination of both depending on the measure. Timelines vary based upon the effective dates of each final rule (see FHWA TPM Implementation Timeline link below). GVMC has been participating in monthly target development coordination meetings with MDOT and federal partners. See below for targets that have been finalized. 

Safety targets

2018 Safety Targets.PNG

Transit asset Management

2018 TAM Targets.PNG

Federal Performance Management Resources

FHWA Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Website

FHWA TPM Implementation Timeline

FTA Performance Management Website

Banner photo by Natekal23 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons