Mobility Performance Measures Program
Performance Measure and Target Setting Reporting Requirements
The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway program transitioned to a performance and outcome-based program. States and MPOs are to invest resources in projects to achieve individual targets that collectively will make progress toward national goals. Its successor, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, continued these performance requirements.
The MAP-21/FAST Act requires the states and MPOs to submit performance measures in six areas: safety, pavements, bridge condition, system performance, freight movement, and congestion mitigation/air quality. The Forecasting and Trends Office at FDOT has the lead responsibility for the system performance, freight movement, and congestion mitigation measures– referred to as PM3.
Effective May 20, 2017, FHWA completed final rulemaking on the PM3 requirements of MAP-21 and the FAST Act. This rule establishes the following mobility system performance measures and reporting requirements for each state and MPO. The measures include:
- Percent of Person-Miles Traveled on the Interstate System That Are Reliable
- Percent of Person-Miles Traveled on the Non-Interstate NHS That Are Reliable
Together, they are the Travel Time Reliability system performance measures. These reliability measures compare the longer trip travel times to the time normally expected by the typical user of the roadway. The reliability measures focus on travel time variability and reflects the consistency of trip time durations.
To assess the performance of freight movement on the interstate system the following measure is required:
- Truck Travel Time Reliability Index – this measure reflects the consistency of travel time as experienced by shippers and suppliers.
The congestion mitigation/air quality measures are not required in Florida as no area of the state is designated a non-attainment or maintenance area for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter.
State Reporting Requirements
The first performance period begins on January 1, 2018 and ends on December 31, 2021. For each 4-year performance period, the following reports are required:
State DOT Baseline Performance Period Report – due on Oct 1, 2018
- To include state two-year targets for the interstate travel time reliability performance measure and the Truck Travel Time Reliability Index and state 4-year targets for all measures. A two-year state target for the Non-Interstate travel time reliability performance measure is not required at this time.
- To include baseline performance derived from the latest data collected through the beginning date of the performance period (January 1, 2018) for each target.
State DOT Mid Period Report – due on October 1, 2020
- Two-year performance derived from the latest data collected through the midpoint of the performance period (December 31, 2020) for each target
- Four-year targets can be adjusted at this time.
State DOT Full Period Report – due on October 1, 2022
- To include performance derived from the latest data collected through the end of the performance period (December 31, 2021) for each target.
Annual HPMS Report: By June 15, 2018, and annually thereafter, State DOTs are required to report the reliability measures for the previous calendar year’s data in HPMS.
Establishment of Targets
FDOT is required to establish a four-year target for each measure. Two-year targets are required for the state for interstate travel time reliability performance measure and the Truck Travel Time Index. A two-year target for the Non-Interstate travel time reliability performance measure is not required at this time.
The state targets are to be set no later than May 20, 2018. MPOs have up to 180 days after the state targets have been reported to set four-year targets. These targets will be reported by FDOT.
MPO Reporting Requirements
For the purposes of PM3, MPOs shall report baseline performance and progress toward the achievement of their four-year targets in a performance report in the metropolitan transportation plan in accordance with part 450 – the Planning Rule.
FDOT and the MPOs have been coordinating on mobility performance measures soon after the adoption of MAP-21. It is the intent of FDOT to provide all required PM3 measures to each MPO.
For More Information https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/map21/.