TRB PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT COMMITTEE (ABC30) NEWSLETTER
SEPTEMBER 2011 INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR . . . . . . . . . . . ABC30 COMMITTEE INFORMATION . . . . ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT CONFERENCE . . . . . SOUTH AFRICA GAUTRAIN: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ON TRACK . . . . . . . . . 1
Volume 9, Issue 1
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
— BY DANIELA BREMMER BREMMED@WSDOT.WA.GOV - WSDOT
Greetings ABC30 committee friends and members,
I hope you had a good year thus far. I welcome all new and existing members as the committee rotated its membership for the next three years and thank those who have served the committee so diligently over the past years. Your support and work was invaluable. Our committee had a very busy year already. I hope many of you enjoyed our solid program at the annual meeting in DC, as well as the excellent information shared at our 4th International Performance Measurement Conference this May in Irvine, CA. Thank you all who made the 4th International Performance Measurement Conference such a big success. I have received strong, positive responses on how productive the conference has been. The interaction of our many private sector speakers with public sector participants was noted as especially dynamic and informative and we hope to share some of this at the next annual TRB meeting. I would also like to thank our many international attendees who traveled far to contribute and attend as I would like to thank our Japanese friends who attended despite their difficult situation back home. Special thanks also to our financial sponsors FHWA and FTA, my conference co-chair Sue McNeil, our TRB liaisons Martine Micozzi, and Matt Miller and all the members of the Conference Planning Committee who did an excellent job in organizing this conference (see page 3 for details). ABC30 committee meeting were also held at Irvine, CA right after the closing of the 4th International Performance Measurement Conference on Friday, May 20, 2011. The meeting (and conference call) served as our official summer meeting and was well attended and provided me with good directions for the coming year. One outcome was to deploy a survey to document the expertise and interests from friends and members to help me and the subcommittee chairs to better manage and achieve ABC30 committee goals including the paper review assignments. As you may have already heard, Ramkumar Venkatanarayana, ABC30 paper review chair for the past six years, has left transportation to pursue a personal passion. On behalf of the ABC30 committee, I want to thank him for his service to TRB and wish him all the best. He will be greatly missed by all. I would like to thank Tiffany Barkley, who has agreed to take on the paper review lead role with support from Sreenath Gangula. Both are brand new, young members and are commended for taking on this challenging task. Please welcome them and continue to provide your support to them in reviewing papers in the coming years. Another new member, and new Session Planning Subcommittee co-chair, Hugh Louch, also hit the ground running and collaborated with several of you in turning in a proposal for a one day workshop at the 2012 TRB ABC30 annual meeting on national performance measure for reauthorization. Other annual meeting session planning activities are also underway. As you can see, from our brand new members and friends to our more “seasoned” members and friends, all of you play a critical part in moving our committee’s work forward. In closing, I wish you a great fall. Please contact me if you have any questions. Best regards, Daniela Bremmer, ABC30 Committee Chair ###
MEASURING LIVABILITY . . . . . . .
FLORIDA: TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY . . VIRGINIA: LESSONS FROM TRYING A JOBS -HOUSING BALANCE . . INDIANA: PERFORMANCEBASED PLANNING
WMATA: BRINGING PERFORMANCEBASED MANAGEMENT TO WMATA . . . . . . . . . . WASHINGTON STATE: A DECADE OF TRANSPARENCY AT WSDOT . . . . . . . . . WASHINGTON STATE: SPECIAL TWO-YEAR ARRA REPORT RESEARCH SUBCOMMITTEE UPDATE . RESEARCH MATRIX . .
2011 MEETING MINUTES . . . . . . . . .
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Committee Chair: Daniela Bremmer Washington State DOT, email@example.com Secretary: Joe Zietsman Texas Transportation Institute, firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC30 Committee Newsletter Information
Editor: Connie Yew Federal Highway Administration, email@example.com Co-Editor: Michael Nesbitt Federal Highway Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subcommittees and Chairs/Co-Chairs:
Sub-committee on Communications: Connie Yew Sub-committee on Research: Jeff Price / Joe Crossett Sub-committee on International Activities: Paresh Tailor Sub-committee on Conference Planning : Mara Campbell / Hugh Louch Paper Reviews: Tiffany Barkley / Sreenath Gangula
All article submissions should be made in word-formatted e-documents, 500 words or less and electronically sent to: email@example.com. Disclaimer: The ABC30 Newsletter is sponsored by contributors submitting Performance Measurement related articles to the editor and do not reflect the views of the Performance Measurement Committee.
The Committee invites all members and friends to participate in subcommittee activities--please contact Sreenath Gangula at: Ganguls@wsdot.wa.gov or a committee chair/co-chair to indicate your interest. Visit the Committee website for more information and the FHWA Performance Measurement Exchange Special thanks to Chanel Harley at FHWA for laying out this newsletter and the ABC30 website.
The opinions expressed in CheckPoint are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Transportation Research Board or the National Academies.
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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT CONFERENCE! BY KATIE TURNBULL, TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
The Transportation Research Board’s 4th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement Conference was held May 18-20, 2011 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The conference was sponsored by the TRB Performance Measurement Committee, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration. The conference theme – driving change and being driven by change – reflected the changing environment for delivering transportation services and the role of performance measurement in delivering those services. Over 125 transportation professionals spent three days discussing the current state of performance measurement, future challenges and opportunities, and research needs. The conference format included general sessions, breakout sessions, and a poster session/reception. Participants heard updates from key national, state, and regional agency representatives. Speakers in the general sessions included Steve Heminger, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; Deborah Miller, Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation; and Paula Hammond, Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. Jeff Paniati, Executive Director of the Federal Highway Administration, discussed moving toward a performance-based federal aid highway program.
―The conference theme – driving change and being driven by change – reflected the changing environment for delivering transportation services and the role of performance measurement in delivering those services. ..‖
Other speakers provided insights into the use of performance-based measures in the private sector and updates on university research activities. Cheryl Fulginiti from UPS gave a very interesting presentation on ―Driving Change at UPS.‖ Speakers from Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa provided an international perspective on the use of transportation performance measures. The breakout sessions provided the opportunity for additional presentations on emerging topics of interest and the discussion of research needs. Congratulations to the conference planning team and co-chairs Daniela Bremmer, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Sue McNeil, University of Delaware, for organizing a very successful conference. The level of interest and the quality of the discussions remained high throughout the three days! The conference’s daily chronicles and PowerPoint presentations have been linked to the final program posted on the conference website. Please visit the site and select the presenters whose names are highlighted in royal blue. ###
Targets were determined for each of the SED elements. The improvement of rail transport would have a positive impact on one of the three dimensions of sustainable transportation. Congestion not only impacts on business productivity due to travel delays but it also impacts on emissions levels and fuel consumption. The reduced impact can be ascribed to various benefits such as the reduced land take and a reduction in congestion on the transportation network. The project is breaking new ground with an innovative approach to ensure that specific SED objectives are met that would enhance economic development. The procurement process was then used to solicit the commitment of the bidders to convert the SED targets into contractual SED obligations. financial and legal perspectives that public-private partnerships generally focus on. ###
. A structured process was introduced to report on achievements and monitor compliance. Pretoria and the international airport. the Government uses infrastructure projects to address the other two dimensions of sustainable transportation— namely social equity and economic development—to address past inequalities and imbalances most notably in socio-economic development in South Africa. for example. The provision of a high-quality rail transport alternative that would act as the impetus to attract more passengers to public transport is in line with government's stated policy to promote public transport. Furthermore. in the figure on the right.
Image of a public transportation system. SOUTH AFRICA
An integrated public transport system is currently under construction in South Africa. The Gautrain project will
The Concessionaire has made significant efforts to ensure emulate the best public transportation that it significantly exceeded its SED obligations as shown.6 billion Gautrain Rapid Rail Link consists of a modern state-of-the-art rapid rail link of 50 miles. ISSUE 1
GAUTRAIN: SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION ON TRACK BY CAREL VAN DER MERWE. namely environmental stewardship.VOLUME 9. BKS (PTY) LTD. and also in line with its sustainable development objectives. The $3. Specific sustainable development strategies were developed to ensure that the proposed investment would be utilised towards achieving environmental management and socio-economic developmental (SED) objectives. Specific SED objectives were defined that were translated into 21 SED elements or performance measures. the Gautrain project introduced a fourth cornerstone and contractual commitment. robust and equitable penalty and reward mechanism was developed to ensure the continued commitment of the Concessionaire to the SED objectives. The project is part of an integrated strategy to address extensive transportation and socio-economic challenges within the economic engine of South Africa and links Johannesburg. 10 stations and an extensive dedicated feeder and distribution system with routes covering about 290 miles. growth and job creation. Over and above the normal technical. A fair. but also to secure the commitment of the Concessionaire to specific political objectives. The Gautrain project adopted an innovative process not only to measure actual performance at a project level. namely SED requirements.
economical Goals Walkability Examples of Metrics** Sidewalk availability Street connectivity [Building setbacks] Pedestrian LOS Bikeability Transit access Accessibility to activities & services Bike lane & path-miles per capita Bicycle LOS % population within ¼ or ½ mile walk of transit stop Transit LOS % of population within walking distance of a grocery store (other service/ retail uses) # of jobs. accessibility). reliable..g. # of multifamily units by # of bedrooms] # of affordable units within ¼ or ½ mile walk of transit
* Sub-bullets indicate specific aspects of this principle that have been mentioned in USDOT publications. instead of impacts on livability and the human environment (e. state. HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities Sample of Potential Performance Measures that address the livability principles
Principle* Provide more transportation choices Safe.g. e. ** Metrics in [brackets] are related to transportation only very indirectly or not at all
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. 80%) of median income] [Housing diversity. The following table identifies a sample of potential performance measures that address the livability principles developed by the U.S. dynamic.
U. this article presents some initial thoughts. Incorporating livability into performance management frameworks may require rethinking the standard set of goals and performance measures. land consumption).g. HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities. such as impacts of transportation on the natural environment (e. agencies often focus on measures that can be easily quantified. and flexible concept that is closely related to integrated planning. emissions. retail/service uses within xx minutes by transit Promote equitable. and will likely trigger a need to re-evaluate data collection and implementation of goals. Many transportation agencies and associations at national.S. Livability is a relatively new goal area for many agencies. and regional levels have been thinking about how to measure this concept. affordable housing housing close to transit Access to transit Housing affordability [% of units affordable by households making less than (60%. When developing performance measures. ISSUE 1
MEASURING LIVABILITY BY ELIZABETH SANFORD WITH CAMBRIDGE SYSTEMATICS INC
Developing a Livability Measures Livability is a multifaceted.VOLUME 9.
** Metrics in [brackets] are related to transportation only very indirectly or not at all Applying the Principles in Practice The Partnership’s concept of livability was elevated to federal transportation policy when the USDOT announced its TIGER II Discretionary Grant Program in 2010. senior citizens.g. 1) mile of park or recreation area Miles of bike trail/shared use path per capita Air quality – exceedances of standards.% residents exposed to greater than xx DB traffic noise Locally-defined/qualitative measures [e. transit Jobs/housing balance Job-resident match indicators Percent of population with post-secondary education job training facilities within 45 minutes by auto.. and persons with disabilities. non-drivers. and services more readily available to these groups. resident satisfaction surveys]
Access to education opportunities Value communities and neighborhoods Community character & preservation Safety Health Environment Environment Safe communities
Opportunities for physical activity
* Sub-bullets indicate specific aspects of this principle that have been mentioned in USDOT publications. (2) will improve existing transportation choices by enhancing points of modal connectivity. or will make goods. ped. To apply the livability principles to this program. commodities. transit Motor vehicle-related accidents or fatalities per capita (auto. or reducing congestion on existing modal assets. bike) Walkability metrics (see above) % of population within (1/2.# of jobs within 30 minutes by auto. increasing the number of modes accommodated on existing assets. Qualitative efforts to evaluate livability are important to help advance the state of the practice and better understand how qualitative measures related to performance management.S. ISSUE 1
(CONTINUED) U. attainment status Noise . DOT provided a qualitative assessment of the extent to which a project would improve the quality of the living and working environment of a community: (1) Will significantly enhance or reduce the average cost of user mobility through the creation of more convenient transportation options for travelers. HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities Sample of Potential Performance Measures that address the livability principles (continued)
Principle* Enhance economic competitiveness jobs education services business access to markets Goals Economically healthy communities Access to job opportunities for all residents Examples of Metrics** # of local businesses established in community for more than x years Commercial vacancy rate Accessibility .VOLUME 9. ###
. but also have a positive impact on qualitative measures of community life. (3) will improve accessibility and transport services for economically disadvantaged populations. This grant program was intended to not only deliver transportation benefits. and/or (4) is the result of a planning process which coordinated transportation and land-use planning decisions and encouraged community participation in the process.
For statewide reporting and system level prioritization of projects. consistent with the Highway Capacity Manual’s concept of a freeway ―facility. in rural areas) was the best way to report results. For reporting purposes. Figure 1 provides statewide results from 2005 through 2009.VOLUME 9. REPORTING AND PROJECT PROGRAMMING BY DOUGLAS MCLEOD. motorists and freight haulers. FLORIDA DOT
Travel time reliability is recognized as an important quality of service measure to travelers. A predictive model also can be used to conduct ―what if‖ analyses and testing possible intelligent transportation system (ITS) strategies. ISSUE 1
TRAVEL TIME RELIABILITY FOR SYSTEMS PLANNING. Reporting travel time reliability at the systems level serves those purposes.m.m. FDOT calculates the travel time reliability for all freeway facilities of the state’s entire 1100-centerlinemile freeway system.
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. using FDOT’s recommended on-time arrival approach. Results can be reported by: Any given hour Any given time period A typical day Any given length A facility is the extension to logical breakpoints in the freeway system. application of an on-time arrival predictive model is the most appropriate way to address travel time reliability.‖ FDOT’s specific statewide criteria for segmentation of the freeway system into facilities follow: Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) freeway to SIS freeway interchanges Non-adjacent urbanized area boundaries SIS intersecting routes Other special considerations Length Reported Results The primary focus of Florida’s system level mobility performance measures by FDOT senior management has been for reporting mobility trends of the highway system over time and to illustrate additional resource needs. FDOT’s Travel Time Reliability Model FDOT’s travel time reliability model consists of four major components: Recurring traffic congestion Calculated on an hourly basis Incidents Time of incident Lane-blocking incidents Non-lane blocking incidents Weather Clear weather Light rain Heavy rain Work zones With this information. FDOT felt the peak travel period approach (4:00-7:00 p. in urbanized areas and 2:00-5:00 p.
000 to 2. System Level Project Priority The Strategic Investment Tool (SIT) is an interactive tool used by FDOT in the project selection process. travel time reliability is a potential factor used in the prioritization process. The FDOT Systems Planning Office has begun the process of proposing methods for incorporating travel time reliability results into the SIT. the intent is for travel time reliability to eventually become one of the factors in project prioritization.500. Improving travel time reliability on the state’s transportation system is an important and desirable goal of the department. at approximately 99%. travel time reliability is quite high. Given that each freeway facility now has a specific travel time reliability value associated with it. Outside of Florida’s seven largest counties (900. ###
.000 residents). This primarily occurs because of less vehicle miles traveled in the state as a result of the national and state recession. There has been a slight positive trend in travel time reliability in Florida from 2005-2009. at a statewide level no surprising results occur. SIT allows users to calculate and report performance measures relating to the Strategic Intermodal System objectives. The biggest concern has been the lack of data on non-freeway facilities. ISSUE 1
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810 20. There are two distinct roles for these metrics.
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LESSONS FROM TRYING A JOBS-HOUSING BALANCE INDICATOR FOR VIRGINIA REGIONAL PLANNING BY JOHN MILLER.135
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1. The other role is to determine the relative importance of the performance measure with regard to some societal goal—such as quantifying the extent to which balance influences commuting times or distance.533 96. returning to Figure 1. 3. as the definition will vary greatly depending on the individual and their values.048 11. such as the manner in which the region is defined. Because decision makers emphasized the importance of discerning the impact of such balance on traffic congestion.91 Henrico 0. in at least some instances.004 0. One role is to compute the numerical value of the performance measure. a regional planner drew a circle on a piece of paper and noted that his metropolitan planning organization wanted a metric that showed how shifting locations of jobs and housing within the region affected balance—presuming no net change in regional totals.011 0. VIRGINIA CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
In the second edition of the ITE Transportation Planning Handbook. Atkins stated: ―Livability‖ is one of those terms that is nearly impossible to define. Charron. the relationship between commuting time and balance was the initial research focus.047 16.242
Figure 1: Computation of a Linear Dissimilarity Index for the Greater Richmond Region 2. 2008). 2007. Three ―take-aways‖ are: 1. but.095 294. In response to an interim presentation of methods for measuring balance reported in the literature (e.069 7.106 0.25
Linear Dissimilarity Index = Total / 2 = 0.55 0. What the individual was highlighting was the linear dissimilarity index (Figure 1) without having seen the index in practice.015 0. the lessons learned from stakeholders’ reaction to this work may be relevant to other livability performance indicators. Because this research was fundamentally an exercise in performance measure definition and application.048 26.60
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0.812 562.269 /2 = 0. although computation of jobs-housing balance at a census tract.002 0. practitioners indeed have the ability to select the “right” one. this presentation examined a single dimension of livability..258 46. a couple of regional agencies have indicated an initial willingness to compute the metric at a jurisdiction level. jobs-housing balance. were carefully controlled.958 175.44
New Kent 0. Both roles are necessary. Balance showed a statistically significant impact on longitudinal change in commuting time but only if several factors. such imperfections may be tolerable.27
0.49 Regional Average is 0. The initial motivation for this research was the enactment of a Virginia statute effectively mandating that jobs-housing balance be considered when projects are selected for the state’s transportation program. This underscored the usefulness of the index.374 193.084 0. Marion and Horner. but they need not necessarily be undertaken by the same entity.24 Charles City 0. For example.497 186.453 941. Since a universal definition of livability is elusive.65 Chesterfield 0.228
7.882 286. Once the researcher provides a range of multiple performance metrics.779 4.g. Imperfections in computing the performance measures exist. defined as an equivalence in the number of jobs in an area and the number of area residents seeking those jobs. such as with the index (Figure 1).
and Performance Measures Before any analysis was conducted. Target Setting The target setting process enabled decision makers to address two basic questions: Over the planning horizon. For other programs. Each scenario represented a different split of funds across the various program areas. and project analysis. bridge preservation. bicycle and pedestrian facilities. the MPO developed a series of scenarios. transit. For further details refer to the 2035 LRTP. the funding levels were used to develop fiscally constrained lists of projects. the resulting funding levels were incorporated directly into the plan as line item funding levels. Objectives. roadway expansion. which is available on the Indianapolis MPO’s web site. and operations/maintenance? What performance can be achieved with these spending levels? The target setting discussions were informed by the results of network-level analysis. The MPO recently completed a major update to its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
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Figure 1: 2035 Pavement Performance versus Annual Budget
Using this information. The measures were feasible with existing data and analytical tools. The MPO then identified a series of performance measures based on the following principles: The measures reflected the goals and objectives. These goals and objectives provided a basis for subsequent performance evaluations. This article briefly summarizes the performance framework used to develop the plan. such as pavement and bridge preservation.800. For some program areas. This analysis provided a series of graphs that illustrated the relationship between funding and future performance. and The MPO focused on a ―vital few‖ set of measures.000. The 2035 LRTP reflects the national trend in performance-based planning. ISSUE 1
PERFORMANCE-BASED PLANNING IN CENTRAL INDIANA BY JOE GUERRE WITH CAMBRIDGE SYSTEMATIC
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) represents a 9-county region around Indianapolis. what is the preferred spending level among the following program areas – pavement preservation. The measures varied based on the needs of three levels of analysis: network analysis. with a population of over 1. such as roadway and transit expansion. Members of the MPO’s Technical and Policy Committees discussed and eventually voted on a preferred split. Examples are provided in Figures 1 and 2. corridor analysis.VOLUME 9. Goals. the MPO reaffirmed the region’s existing transportation goals and objectives.
The performance-based planning process and resulting LRTP have significantly enhanced the level of transportation discourse in the Indianapolis region. and between roadway and transit. Therefore. ISSUE 1
PERFORMANCE-BASED PLANNING IN CENTRAL INDIANA (CONTINUED)
Figure 2: Delay Reduction versus Annual Budget
Project Prioritization The results of the target setting process indicated that a significant portion of available funding was needed to support system preservation activities. they were not sufficient to address all needs. It also ensured that the fiscally constrained list of expansion projects in the plan represents the most cost effective means of achieving regional priorities.VOLUME 9. While funds were made available for roadway and transit expansion. the MPO evaluated the cost effectiveness of each potential project in terms of its ability to support the region’s goals and objectives. ###
. For the first time. those involved in the planning process had access to quantitative information that helped to inform the discussion of major policy decisions such as the tradeoffs between preservation and expansion.
One such report is the Vital Signs Report which monitors progress in the strategic areas of safety. the Office of Performance was created to increase the usage of performance information throughout the agency. Each month the Vital Signs Report is presented to WMATA’s Board of Directors and posted online so the public can track WMATA’s performance. from the General Manager/Chief Executive Officer to the front line workers. transit agencies are looking for more effective ways to guide decision making. The Office helped design a performance-based management approach (see graphic below) that provides WMATA’s employees. In 2010. WMATA
With the national focus on public agency accountability and transparency.VOLUME 9. security. with tools to connect their day-to-day work to performance outcomes. and public facing reports that describe progress on fundamental outcomes.
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. WMATA’s performance products vary by audiences. material for the General Manager/CEO’s meeting with his executive staff. service reliability and customer satisfaction through a set of key performance indicators (see call out box). promote their agency and unify employees. ISSUE 1
BRINGING PERFORMANCE-BASED MANAGEMENT TO WMATA BY PATRICIA HENDREN. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is no different and has taken a number of steps towards creating a more accountable and sustainable future. including execution plans that link departmental actions to broader strategic goals.
WMATA assesses each performance indicator including why the measure is tracked (e. why performance changed over the month (e.. Erroneous interpretation made for catchy headlines. tracking adherence to bus schedules is important for customer satisfaction and willingness to travel by bus). but damaged WMATA’s reputation and employee morale. Every month. complete a corridor study to identify the causes and help alleviate heavy traffic on bus routes). ###
. 78%on-time performance for bus service). reliability and financial stability. significant construction projects reduced bus on-time performance). The monthly report is intended to document performance. and conclusions (e. even when the news is bad.
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) Measured in Vital Signs: On-time Performance for Bus. Now. Rail. the media takes quotes directly from the Vital Signs Report and.. The Vital Signs Report has given WMATA the opportunity to tell our story and get the right facts correctly presented in the public. the explanations as to why are accurate. customer service. but also explains this information by answering two key questions: Why did performance change? And. many expected a flood of public criticism and complaints about bad performance.VOLUME 9.g.. ISSUE 1
BRINGING PERFORMANCE-BASED MANAGEMENT TO WMATA (CONTINUED)
The Vital Signs Report does not simply present performance data and graphs. and accessibility services Mean Distance Between Failures for Bus and Rail Crime Rate Arrests. monthly performance trends. WMATA has demonstrated the value of measuring performance. what actions is WMATA taking to improve performance. Citations.. and Summons Availability of Escalators and Elevators Employee and Customer Injury Rate Customer Comment Rates
In the year since Vital Signs was launched. creating opportunities for misinterpretation. We want to be as transparent as possible and invite the public to join us in following progress. WMATA would release performance data to the public without context. When the report was first published. WMATA’s bus on-time performance has steadily improved since January despite the problems with congestion).g. Historically. The opposite happened.‖ view the most recent Vital Signs Report. actions to improve performance (e.g.g. and to hold WMATA’s management accountable for what’s working. what not working and why. As the GM/CEO Richard Sarles stated. the target WMATA would like to meet (e.g. ―The report is an important part of WMATA’s plan to improve safety.
After Paula Hammond was appointed Secretary in November 2007. The many years of detailed. performance management and reporting is more important than ever. The early graphs had not yet received the classic Gray Notebook. environmental and fiscal stewardship. and accountable reporting. Performance Journalism treatment. The 10th anniversary edition of the Gray Notebook. and economic vitality. The report with the gray cover quickly became a detailed and comprehensive transportation performance report that is recognized internationally. two legislative revenue packages in 2003 and 2005 funded a total of $16 billion in projects. The 1990s brought increasing interest in government transparency and accountability. Markers and Mileposts. asked staff to produce and publish a report on agency activities that ―your family and neighbors could understand. The Gray Notebook remains one of the agency’s best tools for demonstrating that taxpayer dollars are being used for projects that provide real benefits. published in May 2011 (Figures 1 ). 2001. preservation. the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) published the first edition of its quarterly performance management report: the Gray Notebook. then titled Measures. But explaining the key message of the data helped the reader understand why WSDOT did not deliver its planned advertisement schedule. as budgets get tighter. In April. quality-controlled. The first edition presented some data on highway construction program delivery. WSDOT could not always claim it communicated its activities clearly. Doug MacDonald. This frank and consistent performance reporting in the Gray Notebook earned WSDOT kudos in the press – and the confidence of Washington’s citizens. hews to the original model with easy-to -read articles composed to the principles of Performance Journalism. edition was published within three weeks of his taking the helm. DAN GENZ. project delivery reporting meant that WSDOT was well prepared for the reporting demands imposed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In May 2001. WSDOT’s ability to make transportation investments in the future relies on continued credible. As a result. By telling WSDOT’s performance stories – good news or bad – honestly and clearly. ISSUE 1
A DECADE OF TRANSPARENCY AT WSDOT BY LAURA CAMERON. nine-page.‖ The first. and what it intended to do to improve. ###
. transparent. WSDOT STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT OFFICE
WSDOT celebrates 10th anniversary of the Gray Notebook.VOLUME 9. mobility. a forerunner of the current Beige Pages covering all capital project delivery programs. the newly appointed Transportation Secretary. WSDOT’s Gray Notebook continues to deliver performance reporting worthy of a gold star. It connected results more closely to the state transportation policy goals of safety. the Gray Notebook was further enhanced and given a new look and structure. In 2011.
Performance Management at WSDOT Taking performance management seriously.
All but three of the 47 WSDOT Recovery Act highway contracts were awarded below the engineer’s estimate. The $164. Before and after studies show a 48 percent reduction in fatal and serious injury collisions when centerline rumble strips or cable median barrier are installed.VOLUME 9. Most of the highway. SREENATH GANGULA. and helped drive the effort at the national level to clarify and streamline reporting requirements for state transportation departments. transit.8 million of Recovery Act funds directed to WSDOT preservation projects paid for upgrades to 820 lane miles of state highways.gov/ accountability) . This special analysis is part of WSDOT’s ongoing effort to assess state and federal investments in transportation and comes at a transition point for Washington’s Recovery Act project delivery.wa. the state has received $781 million in federal high-speed rail funds and $179 million in transit funds as part of the Recovery Act. and ferries projects are now complete. In addition.wsdot. In February 2009. WSDOT committed itself to being a leader among state DOTs in meeting the requirements and the intent of the Recovery Act. The agency committed to developing dedicated Recovery Act websites. 250 miles of chip seal resurfacing. ###
. while construction is about to begin on the agency’s Recovery Act-funded high-speed rail program. a look at the results of transportation Recovery Act funding in Washington two years after the Recovery Act was signed into law.gov/accountability.
Figure 1 Among the report’s highlights: WSDOT used $12 million in Recovery Act funds to install 808 miles of new centerline rumble strips and 71 miles of new or upgraded cable median barrier on state highways. DAN GENZ. publishing a weekly Recovery Act newsletter (Stimulus News You Can Use).wsdot. An analysis shows the project has improved the travel time for a larger 6. including 447 miles of asphalt resurfacing. DANIELA BREMMER – WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Washington State Department of Transportation recently published ―WSDOT and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act‖ (http://www. This report. A look back To date Washington state and local governments have completed 185 projects and spent more than $400 million of the $490 million in Recovery Act highway funds distributed to Washington.wa. TODD LAMPHERE. and integrating it into day-to-day work. 74 miles of concrete dowel bar retrofit and panel replacement. The successful bids totaled $393 million. 25 percent lower than the estimated $527 million.8-mile corridor by almost two minutes and helped reduce the duration of afternoon peak period congestion. as well as WSDOT’s other accountability and performance reports can be viewed and printed from the WSDOT accountability website: www. and 49 miles of concrete reconstruction. has enabled WSDOT to deliver on its promises and build public confidence and trust. In June 2010 WSDOT opened a new Recovery Act-funded auxiliary lane on northbound I-405 in Bothell. ISSUE 1
WSDOT DOCUMENTS PERFORMANCE WITH A SPECIAL TWO YEAR RECOVERY ACT REPORT BY RACHEL KNUTSON. with the average contract awarded 25 percent lower than the project estimate.
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and local stakeholders can work together in transportation planning and programming to achieve regional and national performance-based objectives. Dates: Status and Products: $700. Inc. 04/08/2008 -. (2) detail the factors that influence target setting and the success of performance-based resource allocation systems and explain how agencies may successfully design. Objective: To develop a handbook that can be used as a reference by transportation agencies when implementing network performance measures across modes or jurisdictions. Objective To (1) describe a comprehensive framework and set of methods (a) to analyze opportunities to improve the multiple-objective performance of transportation systems within the context of broader societal goals and (b) to set specific performance targets to guide agency policies. and institutional relationships required to support successful performance-based resource allocation systems.1/28/2010 Completed. ISSUE 1
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This section provides an introduction to National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) current research on performance measures and transportation asset management. Inc. The section also highlights other domestic and international on -going research initiatives or results. including methods for integrating performance measures from individual modes and jurisdictions and developing new measures. including effective performance management frameworks and related tools and how performance management programs are being integrated into decision making. Dates Status and Products $300. extension on risk management in progress. and programs. 01/24/2008 -. Dates: Status and Products: $220. and use such systems. (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
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. Contract Amount.000. report to be published as NCHRP Report 664 (NCHRP Staff: Sundstrom)
08-70 Target-Setting Methods and Data Management To Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies — Cambridge Systematics. Contract Amount. 8-36/Task 104.06/30/2011 Initial phase completed. Contract Amount. and sustaining transportation performance management programs in state DOTs. Dates $200.VOLUME 9. Contract Amount.6/30/2009 Status and Products Completed. TBD (jointly funded by NCHRP 08-36 and NCHRP 20-24 projects) In development (NCHRP Staff: Sundstrom. 20-24(78) Integrating Performance Measures into a Performance-Based Planning and Programming Process — TBD Objective: To explore how state. implementing. and (3) analyze the data and information needs. report published as NCHRP Report 666. if needed. report to be published as NCHRP Report 660 (NCHRP Staff: Sundstrom)
08-67 Integrating Individual Transportation System-Level Performance Programs to Determine Network Performance -Cambridge Systematics.000. Lemer)
08-62 Transportation Performance Management Programs — Insight from Practitioners Objective: To develop a guidebook that reflects current practice in designing. data acquisition and management systems.000.000. plans. for transportation network performance. A second phase is focused on uses of risk management. implement. regional. 04/05/2008 -.
Michael Markow Objective To compile and summarize information from state DOTs on performance-based highway maintenance and operations management.000. 04/16/2002 -. and time frames. Contract Amount. ISSUE 1
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08-74 Sustainability Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies -Texas A&M Objective To develop a guide for state DOTs and other transportation agencies to use to measure the sustainability of their networks. facilities. Contract Amount. 04/30/2009 – 03/01/2011 Status and Products: In progress (NCHRP Staff: Hedges)
20-05 Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems: Topic 42-06 NCHRP Synthesis 389 Performance-Based Contracting for Maintenance -. maintenance. Dates: $500. at the appropriate scales. and the general public. Dates: $100.. Objective To develop a simple and practical guidebook aimed at CEOs of state Departments of Transportation outlining ways to implement best practices for incorporating the use of performance measures into management practices and strategic planning Contract Amount.VOLUME 9. Objective To create guidelines for evaluation and performance measurement of congestion pricing projects that are designed to optimize the use of available roadway capacity. Contract Amount. projects.07/31/2003 Status and Products: Completed – printed by AASHTO and available on website of AASHTO Standing Committee on Quality
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. to help agencies select or develop appropriate performance measures. design.TransTech Management. and activities. Inc. operations). users. Inc. 07/09/2009 – 07/08/2011 Status and Products: In progress (NCHRP Staff: Sundstrom)
08-75 Performance Measurement and Evaluation of Tolling and Congestion Pricing Project Benefits and System Impacts -PB Americas. stages (long-range planning. Dates: $200. collect the necessary data. and communicate the results to decision makers. Dates: $35.000. programming. construction. track performance. 07/01/2010 -Status and Products: In progress (NCHRP Staff: Gause)
20-24(20) Transportation Outcomes and Other Strategic Performance Impact Measures: A Framework for State Departments of Transportation -. systems. project development.000.000.
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Project# 20-24(37)A1 Title A1.000 Status In progress (NCHRP Staff: Lemer) Completed (NCHRP Staff: Niessner) In progress (NCHRP Staff: Derr) Completed (NCHRP Staff: Dekelbab) In progress (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
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Center for Transportation Studies. Dates $590. Contract Amount. and hold a DOT CEO Management Forum in 2009. TBD Status and Products: In progress (Administered as NCHRP 08-36(104). Contract Amount. and (c) assess how federal-aid programs may be better organized to enable agencies to manage for higher performance. Dates: $150. report available on NCHRP web site (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
20-24(67) State DOT CEO Leadership Forum.TBD Objective: To develop a 10-year strategic plan for advancing transportation agency use of performance measurement and management in decision making and to demonstrate accountability to the public and elected officials. Contract Amount.000. 11/26/2008 -. TBD Status and Products: In development (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
20-24(78) Integrating Performance Measures into a Performance-Based Planning and Programming Process-.000. Contract Amount. Objective: To hold an executive summit for senior DOT officials to share their views.000. to encourage discussion of performance-based program management.Spring/Summer 2009 Pilot Study of State Driven Performance Based Management Reporting -. organize. Staff: Sundstrom)
20-24(82) Increasing Consistency in the Highway Performance Monitoring System for Pavement Reporting -.000. A National Forum on PerformanceBased Planning was held in Dallas in September 2010. assess their experiences with performance-based maintenance and operations contracting. Inc. Inc. 03/04/2008 -. following the model represented by three forums held in previous years.000. Dates: $220.06/30/2011 Status and Products In progress (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
20-24(61) Executive Summit on Performance Based Maintenance and Operations Practices -.PB Consult.05/25/2010 Status and Products: Completed. Dates $150.000. and develop a strategy for further advancing agency management practices in this area. (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. jointly funded with NCHRP 08-36.. University of Minnesota Objective: To plan. Dates: $100.Cambridge Systematics. 07/24/2008 -. TBD Status and Products: In development (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
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20-24(58) Toward Developing Performance Based Federal-Aid Highway Programs -. Dates: $100.VOLUME 9. Contract Amount. report published by CTS (NCHRP Staff: Lemer)
20-24(75) Development of a Performance Management Roadmap -.TBD Objective: To identify key issues that need to be addressed ensure consistency and increase usefulness of the HPMS as a national source for pavement performance management.TBD Objective: To examine how state DOTs can work with regional and local stakeholders in relating national transportation performance measures to the state and local decision making Contract Amount. Objective: To work with the AASHTO to (a) describe the current state of practice in performance-based management of federal-aid programs.01/31/2010 Status and Products Completed.
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Updates on Other US and International Research Projects
NCFRP RELEASED A REPORT ON PERFORMANCE MEASURES FOR FREIGHT TRANSPORT TRB’s National Cooperative Freight Research Program (NCFRP) released Report 10 on Performance Measures for Freight Transportation explores a set of measures to gauge the performance of the freight transportation system. NATIONAL FORUM ON PERFORMANCE BASED PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING PROCEEDINGS ARE AVAILABLE Meeting reports and presentations are available. Background on the initiative is available. But in several other important areas—including jobs and commerce and environmental stewardship—policy makers and the public in many states need better and more information about the results they are getting for their money.
TRANSPORT CANADA IS DEVELOPING A FRAMEWORK TO MEASURE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS Transport Canada’s Economic Analysis and Research branch is engaged in developing a framework to measure the efficiency and reliability of the transportation system in moving freight through the Gateways and Corridors. The report is available. to serve the needs of a wide variety of users from decision makers at all levels to anyone interested in assessing the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.
AASHTO STANDING COMMITTEE ON PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT. This report identifies which states have the essential tools in place to make more cost-effective transportation funding and policy choices.
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THE PEW CENTER ON THE STATES AND THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION RELEASED A REPORT ON MEASURING TRASPORTATION INVESTMENTS This report ―Measuring Transportation Investments: the Road to Results‖ was published in May 2011. each increasingly detailed. The measures are presented in the form of a freight system report card. performance measures and data to help them measure progress on safety and infrastructure preservation. The report is available. which reports information in three formats. It is a joint project of the Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation.
Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) has released the latest issue of its monthly electronic newsletter that provides information on current projects as well as access to completed research. reducing cost. The RSSB is launching a research to provide a ―detailed review of selected remote condition monitoring areas‖. reliability. and punctuality). This project is to review current condition monitoring areas and quantify the safety and performance benefits. Austroads also provides dynamic internet access to Austroads National Performance Indicators (NPI) data. The data is available. the association of Australian and New Zealand road transportation and traffic authorities. ISSUE 1
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AUSTROADS RELEASED A NEW REPORT ON NETWORK PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Austroads. The report is available. It will also provide the industry with key information to construct secure business cases for improvements to or replacement of existing methods and systems and introduction of new technology and procedures. an emphasis on the environmental impacts on the road network. The data is updated annually. freight and fuel indicators UK RAIL SAFETY AND STANDARD BOARD RESEARCH UPDATES The U. The program is funded by the Department for Transport and is designed to assist the industry and its stakeholders in improving performance (in terms of health and safety. The objective of this project was to define a relevant. and delivering a sustainable future for the railway. feasible and comparable set of network performance indicators (NPIs) that can be used for benchmarking asset management performance across member authorities (MAs) based on a review of existing information. released the report ―Network performance Indicators – The Next Generation‖ in May 2011. RSSB manages a program of research and development on behalf of government and the railway industry. increasing capacity and availability.K. covering: Road safety Registration and licensing Road construction and maintenance Environmental Program/project assessment Travel time Lane occupancy rate User cost distance User satisfaction index Consumption of road transport.VOLUME 9. The tasks set for this project included definition and recommendation of a comprehensive set of NPIs for managing and monitoring the performance of the road assets at an operational level. and associated costs. Details on this any other upcoming research projects are available. introduction of new performance indicators (PIs) for reporting and monitoring maintenance delivery.
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What and How to Measure‖ is available. This report is available. International Benchmarking Data and Performance Indicators are available in the following areas: Logistics Performance Index World Bank Railways Database and Private Concessions Database Private Participation in Transport Infrastructure Rural Access Index (RAI) World Development Indicators 2010
. Further details on Action 356 is available. A full report of COST 356 ―Indicators of Environmental Sustainability in Transport‖ is available. A number of recommendation and research issues were defined. titled ―Indicators of Sustainable Transport – Why. COST’s recently completed Action 356 was a 4 year effort aimed at making environmentally sustainable transport more measurable with appropriate indicators. Performance Based Contracts in the Road Sector: Towards Improved Efficiency in the Management of Maintenance and Rehabilitation. A presentation on the results of COST 365 introduces and discusses the aspects of defining indicators of environmentally sustainable transport based on the COST 356 report. this paper seeks to assess the overall governance performance of the road sector as well as the concrete issues that road administrations should address in order to improve sector governance. This report is available. ISSUE 1
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EUROPEAN COOPERATION IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (COST) COMPLETED RESEARCH ON INDICATORS OF SUSTAINBALE TRANSPORT COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is an inter-governmental framework supporting cooperation among scientists and researchers across Europe.
THE WORLD BANK RELEASED SEVERAL REPORTS ON PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN TRANSPORTATION Road Asset Governance Filter: Case Study Of Kazakhstan And Armenia: building upon the Transport Governance Filter developed by the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) transport team. The presentation.VOLUME 9. which identified several thematic principles and actionable indicators on the governance of the transport sector at large. The work did not produce a general set of indicators but undertook an interdisciplinary discussion and development of a range of concepts and methods that can help to fulfill this need. Brazil’s Experience: the paper investigates and details Brazil’s successful experience with performance based contracts for the management of the road infrastructure and explores approaches for future improvements in Brazil’s performance based program.
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FY 1967 Project NCHRP 20-5 Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems FY 1986 Project NCHRP 02-15 Identifying.VOLUME 9. and Retention of Bus Operators FY 2003 Project NCHRP 20-36 Highway Research and Technology—International Information Sharing FY 2004 Project 3-79 Measuring and Predicting the Performance of Automobile Traffic on Urban Streets FY 2005 Project 6-17 Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control Operations FY 2006 Project NCHRP 15-34 Performance-Based Analysis of Geometric Design of Highways and Streets FY 2006 Project TCRP 88 A Guidebook for PerformanceBased Transportation Planning
FY 2003 Project NCHRP 20-24(20) Transportation Outcomes and Other Strategic Performance Impact Measures: A Framework for State Departments of Transportation FY 2003 Project TCRP SG-10 Use of Performance-Based Measures in Allocating Transit Funding
FY 2004 Project NCHRP 20-24 (37) Task A Measuring Performance Among Departments of Transportation FY 2006 Project NCHRP 08-36(53) Non-traditional Performance Measures
FY 2005 Project NCHRP 20-24 (42) Comparison of State Departments of Transportation Quality Management Systems FY 2006 Project NCHRP 15-32 Context Sensitive Solutions: Qualification of the Benefits in Transportation FY 2006 Project TCRP E-03A Applications for Improved Inventory Management for Public Transit Systems
FY 2006 Project NCHRP 551 Performance Measures and Targets for Transportation Asset Management
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. Measuring. Techniques. and Methods in Rural Transportation Planning FY 2006 Project ACRP 01-06 Guidebook for Developing an Airport Performance– Measurement System FY 2006 Project NCHRP 20-24 (37) Measuring Performance among State DOTs: Sharing Good Practices
FY 1993 Project 2-17(3) Macroeconomic Analysis of the Linkages Between Transportation Investments and Economic Performance FY 1995 Project 1-33 Methodology to Improve Pavement-Investment Decisions
FY 1994 Project 8-32 (2) Multimodal Transportation: Development of a Performance-Based Planning Process FY 1995 Project 3-55 (4) Performance Measures and Levels of Service in the Year 2000 Highway Capacity Manual
FY 1994 Project 20-24 (10) Customer Based Quality in Transportation
FY 1995 Project 3-55 Performance Measures and Levels of Service in the Year 2000 Highway Capacity Manual
FY 1997 Project 2-19 Guidance on Using Existing Analytic Tools for Evaluating Transportation Investments FY 1999 Project NCHRP 09-19 Super pave Support and Performance Models Management FY 2001 Project NCHRP 300 Performance Measures for Research. Performance Evaluation. Development and Technology Programs FY 2002 PROJECT TCRP G-06 A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance– Measurement System FY 2003 Project TCRP G-06 A Guidebook for Developing a Transit Performance-System
FY 1997 Project 2-22 Needs in Communicating the Economic Impacts of Transportation Investment FY 1999 Project NCHRP 09-19 Super pave Support and Performance Models Management FY 2001 Project TCRP 22 Monitoring Bus Maintenance Performance
FY 1998 Project TCRP B-11 Customer Defined Transit Service Quality
FY 2000 PROJECT NCHRP 20-04 Bridge Performance Measures FY 2001 Project TCRP 40 A Challenged Employment System: Hiring. Training. and Evaluating the Benefits of Safety Roadside Rest Areas FY 1991 Project NCHRP 20-24 (06) A Performance Measures for State Highway and Transportation Agencies FY 1991 Project 2-17 Measuring the Relationship Between Freight Transportation Services and Industry Productivity
FY 1992 Project TCRP F-03 Total Quality Management in Public Transportation
FY 1994 Project 2-17(3) A Update and Enhancement of Dataset for Macroeconomic Analysis of Transportation Investments and Economic Performance FY 1995 Project 8-32 Multimodal Transportation: Development of a Performance-Based Planning Process FY 1999 Project 14-13 Customer-Driven Benchmarking for Highway Maintenance Activities FY 2000 Project NCHRP 8-32(2) A Development of a Performance-Based Planning Process FY 2001 Project TCRP 7 The Role of Performance Based Measures in Allocating Funding for Transit Operations FY 2003 Project NCHRP 311 Performance Measures of Operational Effectiveness for Highway Segments and Systems FY 2004 Project NCHRP 08-36 Task 32 Tools.
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FY 2010 Project NCHRP 20-24(61) Executive Summit on Performance Based Maintenance and Operations Practices
FY 2010 Project NCHRP 20-24(67) State DOT CEO Leadership ForumSpring/Summer 2009 Pilot Study of State Driven Performance Based Management Reporting FY 2011 Project ACRP 03-20 Defining and Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds
FY 2010 PROJECT NCHRP 20-63 Performance Measurement Tool Box and Reporting System for Research Programs and Projects
FY 2010 Project TCRP G-011 A Methodology for Performance Measurement and Peer Comparison in the Public Transportation Industry FY 2011 Project NCHRP 20-24(58) Toward Developing Performance Based Federal-Aid Highway Programs
FY 2011 Project NCHRP 08-74 Sustainability Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies
FY 2011 Project NCHRP 08-75 Performance Measurement and Evaluation of Tolling and Congestion Pricing Project Benefits and System Impacts
FY 2011 Project NCHRP 08-70 Target-Setting Methods and Data Management To Support Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies FY 2011 Project NCHRP. Virginia DOT. TTI. Access Management Performance Measures (Phase 1)
FY 2009 Project NCHRP 08-74 Sustainability Performance Measures for State Departments of Transportation and Other Transportation Agencies
FY 2009 Project NCHRP 08-75 Performance Measurement and Evaluation of Tolling and Congestion Pricing Project
FY 2009 Project NCHRP 20-24 (37) Task C Measuring Performance Among State Departments of Transportation: Sharing Best Practices (Safety Statistics)
FY 2009 Project NCHRP 20-24(58) Toward Developing Performance Based Federal-Aid Highway Programs
FY 2009 Project NCHRP 2-17(3) Update and Enhancement of Dataset for Macroeconomics Analysis of Transportation Investments and Economic Performance FY 2010 Project NCHRP 20-24 (75) Development of a Performance Management Roadmap
FY 2010 Project NCHRP 3-79A Arterial Performance Measures
FY 2010 Project OTREC 2010-335 Fusion and Integration of Arterial Performance Data
FY 2010 Project NCHRP 20-05 Synthesis of Information Related to Highway Problems: Topic 42-06 NCHRP Synthesis 389 Performance-Based Contracting for Maintenance FY 2010 Project NCHRP 14-25 Guide for Selecting Level-of-Service Targets for Maintaining and Operating Highway Assets
FY 2010 Project NCHRP 08-67 Integrating Individual Transportation System-Level Performance Programs to Determine Network Performance FY 2010 Project NCHRP 20-24 (61) Project Executive Summit on Performance Based Maintenance and Operations Practices FY 2010 Project TRB Airport Performance Indicators
FY 2010 Project NCHRP TransNow. Developing Performance Measures for Sustainable Freight Movement
FY 2012 Project ACRP 01-13 Developing a Database-Driven Web Application for Benchmarking Airport Performance
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FY 2007 Project 8-36 Task 61 Monetary Valuation Per Dollar of Investment in Different Performance Measures FY 2007 Project NCHRPT 19-07 GASB 34 Methods for Condition Assessment and Preservation FY 2007 Project NCHRP 08-62 Transportation Performance Management Programs—Insight from Practitioners FY 2008 Project NCHRP 08-67 Integrating Individual Transportation System-Level Performance Programs to Determine Network Performance FY 2009 Project TCRP J-03 Performance Measures and Outcomes FY 2007 Project NCHRP 20-24 (37) Task B Measuring Performance Among Departments of Transportation: Best Practices (IRI) FY 2008 Project NCHRP 08-70 Target-Setting Methods and Data Management to Support Performance-Based Resource Allocations by Transportation Agencies FY 2009 Project NCHRP 08-62 Transportation Performance Management Programs--Insight from Practitioners FY 2007 Project NCHRP 20-74 Developing an Asset-Management Framework for the Interstate Highway System FY 2008 Project NCHRP 20-74A Development of Service Levels for the Interstate Highway System
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Pending Project NCHRP 8-36/ Task 104.
D. Twenty one papers were submitted. 11 were chosen for poster sessions and a few were presented as podium presentations. Ram thanked everyone for their help with the review process. 2011 3:45-5:30pm Washington.C. Monday. July 12. ―Chair refers to the Chair of the Performance Measurement Committee – Daniela Bremmer) Introduction Chair commenced the committee meeting at 3:45 pm and welcomed all participants. (―Committee‖ refers to the Performance Measurement Committee. It was well received. Minutes were approved without any changes. It was well received. 18 were submitted for publication and presentation and 3 were submitted for presentation only. Connie has compiled a matrix of completed research projects that has been very helpful and asked for any additions of completed projects.Joe Zietsman National Transportation Performance Measures: What’s on the Table? What’s in Store for the Future?. Minneapolis. followed by round-the-table introductions and routing of sign-in-sheet.Mara Campbell ―ARRA" We There Yet? Lessons Learned from ARRA Reporting and Implications for Performance-Based Reauthorization – Joe Crosset Paper Review Subcommittee Ramkumar Venkatanarayana reported on the paper review process. Reports and Updates Chair asked the session moderators to report on the sessions co-sponsored by the committee. MEETING MINUTES Attendance 16 members and 49 friends attended the meeting. Minnesota. Communication Subcommittee Connie Yew reported that the newsletter was released before the annual meeting. Joe Zietsman tabled meeting minutes from summer meeting. Connie has compiled a matrix of completed research projects that has been very helpful and asked for any additions of completed projects. They provided short details of the sessions and reported that they were well attended and generated good discussions. 2010.
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TRB Committee ABC30 Performance Measurement Committee 2011 Annual Meeting Tuesday. The sessions co-sponsored were: How Do We Measure Livability and Sustainability?. Importance of international work. Communication Subcommittee Connie Yew reported that the newsletter was released before the annual meeting. Creating liaisons with other committees. January 25th.
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. How to make things happen. Dallas A transit task force established. performance based planning and programming efforts.
Mara Campbell provided an update on comparative efforts between states Lance Neumann reported back on key focus areas/national priorities. Pat Hu gave report on data analysis needs and recently released report.active participation in committee activities. or systems for tracking the results of federal funding. What performance measures would resonate with the public? How do we improve performance measures with data? Technology changes. program evaluations. Discussion of Research Needs and Session Topics Winter operations through ITS. ISSUE 1
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Research Subcommittee Greg Marsden highlighted the following points: · · · · Importance of international work. State and Federal Initiatives Tony Kane reported and the following was highlighted: o o SCOP Meeting. Many broad topics were brought up that can feed into future sessions. Some have completed their terms so new members will need to be appointed. Policy and Organization Group (POG) Request The committee had a broad discussion about a request from the POG regarding the following issue: ―A common theme has emerged calling for a restructuring that incorporates incentives for performance and accountability for actual results of the investment of scarce federal resources… For both formula funds and discretionary and earmarked funds. The Chair will have a further discussion with the POG to obtain more clarity on how the committee can be of assistance and how we can collaborate with other committees.. participation in paper reviews..
The Chair discussed the rotation of committee members. and volunteer activities at least once a year. Prioritizing projects.September 2011. there is no accountability required – and there are few well-defined performance measures.VOLUME 9.” The broad discussion highlighted that the committee can play a role in this debate. Creating liaisons with other committees. Communication is important. Criteria of good members should include .
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Arterial systems and signal systems. and Capturing System Performance—New Measures for Difficult-to-Measure Topics. Drivers and Applications. The following 5 tracks will form part of the conference: Driving Forces for Change. CA.International PM Conference July 2011. How performance measures can influence decisions. What is being done by other committees? Adjusting performance measurements with funding shortfalls. It was decided to hold it concurrently with the 4th International Conference in Irvine. Closing The meeting was adjourned at 5:30 pm. Members and friends were encouraged to register quickly because of the limited spots.Joint Summer Meeting Fourth International PM Conference The Chair discussed details of the conference.2011. Performance-Based Decision Making—The Bucks Start Here. California. Discussion was also brought up about when and where to have the committee summer meeting. It is to be held May 17 to 20 in Irvine.
. May 18-20. TRB Staff Report Andy Lemer highlighted upcoming events: Data Needs Conference in December. There are 160 invitation only spots available. Data Collection and Analysis Technologies.
We have some deadlines and task to address which we have tried to prioritize for the meeting. and what research should this committee promote to educate policy makers on those topics?
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. Greg. identifying themes and sessions for the TRB 2011 joint midyear meeting in Boston.discuss related ABC30 Committees support needs-what is our role. developing research problem statements to include in the TRB Research Needs Database and seeking sponsors for the research. 2011 3:45 p. In addition. Call to order– Daniela Bremmer: (10min) Welcome and brief introductions Approval of committee meeting minutes from the 2010 mid-year meeting in Minneapolis. there is no accountability required – and there are few well-defined performance measures. Daniela. how does it relate to the POG request above? (Gloria.VOLUME 9. stimulating NCHRP. TCRP. and NCFRP research topics relevant to restructuring. Mara. This is an abbreviated agenda due to the shorter than usual meeting time. Lance . or systems for tracking the results of federal funding..m. and conferences on restructuring topics. This could take many different forms.m. D. This includes.” The next step is to consider whether and how the POG Committees can contribute to the restructuring discussions and issues. what are the research needs at hand.. Most valuable would be collaborative efforts across committees. discuss research that will provide a basis for national policy development in the current and changing political environment. All) Discuss suggestions received over the last year and review strategies for how to develop research proposals that have potential of getting funding. Washington. and since multiple committee perspectives can be enlightening. ISSUE 1
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TRB Committee ABC30 Performance Measurement Committee 2011 Annual Meeting Agenda Tuesday. What topics are the subject of current policy development in Washington and elsewhere. Tony. January 25th. – 5:30 p. such as including restructuring as a topic on Committee agendas at the TRB 2011 Annual Meeting. Please feel free to provide feedback on additional agenda needs that should be covered now or during the webinar/call. MN -Joe Zietsman Chair’s report Daniela Bremmer (10 min): Chair’s report and TRB announcements– 70-80 min remaining: Action Items and Updates: (all) Requested by Policy and Organization Group (POG): ―A common theme has emerged calling for a restructuring that incorporates incentives for performance and accountability for actual results of the investment of scarce federal resources… For both formula funds and discretionary and earmarked funds. since most restructuring issues transcend particular committee areas. Next steps on AASHTO and FHWA work on national Performance Metrics . Agenda items that can be postponed will be covered in a separate committee call /webinar (webinar agenda items list below). more liaison with other committees on research topics of mutual interest. all ) Research Proposal Development Process (Jeff. and sponsoring workshops. program evaluations. webinars. Hilton –Columbia Hall 11&12 .C.
All proposed new topics must be submitted online through the TRB Synthesis Topic Submittal website Research needs and research proposal (not synthesis) committee brainstorm and discussion for 2011 submittals ABC30 Strategic Plan. AASHTO. 2011.Are we still on track? Are any changes needed? Review prioritiesSub-Committee Reports (2010) and Planned Work Activities for 2011 Sub-committee on Communications: Connie Yew Sub-committee on Research: Jeff Price & Greg Marsden Sub-committee on International Activities: Randy Halvorson/Paresh Tailor Sub-committee on Conference Planning : Mara Campbell Paper Reviews: Ram Venkantanarayana Planning for the mid-year TRB meeting Reports from ABC30 members serving as liaisons with other TRB committees. 2011 (track leads who are present to provide brief synopsis of the respective tracks) Adjourn Agenda Items Moved to Possible Webinar at a later date Identify Synthesis topics: TRB is seeking potential synthesis study topics for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). U. May 18-20. Department of Transportation agencies etc Presentations TRB staff report Section Chair report Other work items
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Are there recently enacted or proposed new mandates that require or impact performance measurement that could be supported with research?
4th International Transportation Systems Performance Measurement Conference – Irvine. The deadline for the upcoming submission cycle is February 18.S.