|FHWA is currently
working with states and planning organizations to transition toward and
implement a performance based approach to carrying out the Federal Highway
Program known as Transportation Performance Management. Transportation
Performance Management represents the opportunity to prioritize needs, and
align resources for optimizing system performance in a collaborative manner.
This transition supports the recent legislation "Moving Ahead for
Progress in the 21st Century," also known as MAP-21. This legislation
integrates performance into many federal transportation programs and contains
several performance elements.
Transportation Performance Management as a strategic approach that uses
system information to make investment and policy decisions to achieve
national performance goals.
Transportation Performance Management:
applied, a regular ongoing process
information to help decision makers allowing them to understand the
consequences of investment decisions across multiple markets
communications between decision makers, stakeholders and the traveling
and measures are developed in cooperative partnerships and based on data and