Florida's Mobility Performance Measures
The MPM program is designed to develop and report on multimodal mobility performance measures. Transportation's most essential function is to provide mobility for people and goods. By measuring the performance of mobility, we can better understand how to improve it.
For perspectives on the use of the performance measures, administrative requirements for performance measures, and a look to the future of mobility performance measures read the professional paper presented at the TRB 2012 Annual Meeting.
The following table shows the goals of the MPM Program and includes links to the materials that support them.
|GOALS||Develop and improve measures and reporting techniques||Report on mobility measures for MAP-21 and statewide reporting purposes||Provide guidance on mobility performance measures (MPMs) to state and MPO stakeholders|
|SUPPORTING MATERIAL||Final Deliverables||Source Book||Meetings, Members, Materials|
|Program Summaries||Definitions||Presentation on Performance Measures|
|SHRP2 L38 Description (Travel Time Reliability Implementation)||FDOT's Annual Performance Report - - Mobility and Economic Competitiveness||Presentation to ISD Managers on MPMs and MAP-21|
|Travel Time Reliability as a Performance Measure:
Applying Florida's Predictive Model to an Entire Freeway System
|MAP-21 Performance Report||Presentation to MPOAC Staff Directors|
|Consensus Document||Presentation on NCHRP 8-36 Task 102: Assessing Alternative Methods for Measuring Regional Mobility in Metropolitan Areas|
One-page descriptions of major efforts completed as part of the MPM program.
- Program Oversight and Mobility Measurement - Doug McLeod, Transportation Statistics Office, (850) 414-4932
- Transportation Systems Coordination, Analysis & Reporting - Lauren LeJeune, Transportation Statistics Office, (850) 414-4726
- FDOT Performance - David Lee, Statewide Planning and Policy Analysis, (850) 414-4802
- Congestion Management - Jennifer Fortunas Systems Planning Office, (850) 414-4909
- SIS Reporting - Brian Watts, Office of Policy Planning, (850) 414-4818
Mobility is the movement of people and goods.
Why is mobility important?
Mobility is valuable because it provides access to jobs, services, and markets. Transportation's most essential function is to provide mobility for people and goods.
Why does it need to be measured?
By measuring the performance of mobility, we can better understand how to improve it. Mobility performance measures are used to characterize the success of transportation, in terms of:
- Quantity of service (number of people served) – Collective user perspective, and measure of a program's success.
- Quality of service (degree of traveler satisfaction with the service provided) – Usually related to travel time.
- Accessibility of service (ease of engaging in activities) – Related to existence of service, and difficulty of using it.
- Utilization (how much of the available capacity is used) – Indication of whether the system is properly sized, matching supply to demand.
Together, the four concepts of quantity, quality, accessibility, and utilization provide a comprehensive picture of mobility to individual users, the general public, and decision-makers.
How are mobility performance measures used?
Mobility performance measures are used in systems planning and metropolitan planning to identify the location, scale, and nature of transportation problems and needs to identify possible solutions to these problems. The measures may be applied statewide, in an areawide analysis (e.g., the seven largest counties together), or by functional system (e.g., Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS)). Metropolitan planning organizations (MPO) address many of the same issues at a metropolitan level.