Supporting Performance Goals

Federal Performance Measures and System Performance

Made into law in 2012, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-2) strengthened the growing focus on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning. The law required states and MPO’s to establish transportation performance measures and targets for all the MAP-21 performance goals areas. This included safety (PM1), infrastructure condition (PM2), and congestion and system performance (PM3). MAP-21 also required MPOs to include “a system performance report and subsequent updates evaluating the condition and performance of the transportation system with respect to the performance targets.”

The current federal transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was enacted in December 2015. The FAST Act continues MAP-21 provisions on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning for safety, roadway and transit.

Regional Public Roadway Performance Measures Targets

States and MPOs must establish transportation performance measures and targets for PM1, PM2 and PM3 on safety, roadway performance and mobile source emissions. At the regional level, OKI has adopted Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana’s established performance targets to align with our 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Regional Public Transit Performance Measures and TAM Targets

OKI collaborated with both Tier I (BCRTA, CTC, SORTA, TANK and WCTS) and Tier II (FTA Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities) public transportation providers in the region to develop the asset inventory, targets and investment priorities for the region.

Tier I transit agencies develop and execute their Transit Asset Management (TAM) plans, which contribute to regional targets. As the Group TAM sponsor for the region, OKI developed a group TAM plan for all Tier II providers with performance targets for the region. It is determined that a key goal for all the agencies is to replace revenue vehicles.

Contributions of MTP Projects toward Meeting Performance Measures

The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is expected to help meet established performance targets. OKI uses each performance metric (safety, mobility and infrastructure, environment, economic vitality) in its project prioritization process.

Sixty-nine percent of the 248 projects identified in the MTP, regardless of funding source, are expected to contribute toward reaching state targets for safety, highway and bridge condition, system performance and regional transit. The remaining 78 projects (31%) were identified as primarily contributing toward environmental sustainability or improving the economic vitality of the OKI region. Table 5 provides a summary of the number and cost of projects by state and performance measure.

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