Federal Performance Measures


In general, performance measures are indicators of progress toward attaining desired goals, policies, or targets.  State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required by MAP-21 and the FAST Act to implement performance measures for various aspects of the transportation system under their jurisdiction by setting quantifiable targets and providing periodic reporting on these performance targets.  The following recent federal rules have specified required performance measures for State DOTs and MPOs to incorporate into their transportation planning and programming processes:

Roadway Safety Measures (PM Rule 1) 

National Highway System (NHS) Infrastructure Measures (PM Rule 2)
-  Pavement Conditions
-  Bridge Conditions

NHS Performance, Freight, and Air Quality Measures (PM Rule 3) 
-  Level of Travel Time Reliability
-  Peak Hour Excessive Delay
-  Truck Travel Time Reliability
-  Non-Single Occupant Vehicle (Non-SOV) Trips
-  Total Emissions Reductions
Transit Asset Management 

NCTCOG has already begun the process of integrating these federal performance measures into its metropolitan transportation planning and programming processes.  Further information about these performance measures and their implementation dates is provided in Mobility 2045 and in the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  Additional non-federal performance measures for this region will be proposed for consideration at a later date.

Status Update 

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) approved performance targets for Roadway Safety and Transit Asset Management on December 14, 2017.  NCTCOG staff is conducting outreach meetings on the PM Rule 2 and PM Rule 3 targets in October 2018.  The RTC is scheduled to consider approval of  PM Rule 2 and PM Rule 3 targets on November 8, 2018.   

Outreach Meetings 

Monday, October 8, 2018 - 2:30 pm
NCTCOG Offices

616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Richardson Civic Center

411 West Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Fort Worth Central Library

500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Presentation Materials 

- NCTCOG Public Meetings Presentation on PM Rules 2 and 3 Performance Targets - October 2018
RTC Information Item on PM Rules 2 and 3 Performance Targets - October 2018
- STTC Information Item on PM Rules 2 and 3 Performance Targets - September 2018
STTC Workshop Presentation on PM Rules 2 and 3 Performance Targets - August 2018
RTC Action Item on Roadway Safety and Transit Asset Management Performance Targets - December 2017

Related Documents 

- NCTCOG Draft CMAQ Performance Plan
TxDOT Letter to FHWA on PM Rule 2 and 3 Targets

Additional Resources 

FHWA Transportation Performance Measurements (TPM) Main Page
-  FHWA/DOT TPM Related Links
FTA Performance Based Planning
-  National Highway System

Staff Contacts

General: Dan Lamers
Roadway Safety: Sonya Landrum
NHS Pavement and Bridge Conditions: Mike Galizio
Level of Travel Time Reliability: Berrien Barks
Peak Hour Excessive Delay: Berrien Barks
Truck Travel Time Reliability: Jeff Hathcock
Non-SOV Trips: Kevin Kokes
Total Emission Reductions: Jenny Narvaez
Transit Asset Management: Jing Xu