Federal planning regulations define performance measures to indicate how well the regional transportation system is meeting national policy goals and the public's expectations. These measured are central to implementing a performance-based planning process that guides investment decisions. This strategic, structured approach relies on performance measurement to reach decisions that fulfill performance outcomes.
Performance measures are intended to (a) clarify the definition of the goals (b) monitor and track performance over time (c) provide a reference for target setting (d) provide a basis for supporting policy and investment decisions by comparing alternative options, and (e) allow the ability to assess the effectiveness of projects and strategies.
Development of Performance Measures & Targets
USDOT is implementing the federal PBPP requirements through a number of rulemakings released in several phases. At the conclusion of this rulemaking process, New York State will have twelve months to establish statewide performance targets for the federal performance measures, after which NYMTC will have up to 180 days to establish regional performance targets. Please visit https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/rule.cfm for a complete set of the performance management final rules. Calculations of targets including use of particular data sources, are specified in each final rule.
Required Performance Measures & Targets
Key Implementation Dates
Please see: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/rule/timeline.pdf
Establishment of Targets by the MPO
23 CFR 490.105 (f)(3)
Target establishment options. For each performance measure identified in paragraph (c) of this section, except the CMAQ Traffic Congestion measures in paragraph (f)(5) of this section, and MPOs meeting the criteria under paragraph (f)(6)(iii) of this section for Total Emissions Reduction measure, the MPOs shall establish targets by either:
- (i) Agreeing to plan and program projects so that they contribute toward the accomplishment of the relevant State DOT target for that performance measure; or
- (ii) Committing to a quantifiable target for that performance measure for their metropolitan planning area.
Targets for the NYMTC Planning Area
NYMTC was required to establish Safety targets by February 27, 2018. The Council chose to support the State’s targets as described in Option (i) above, adoption the appropriate resolution to do so. See the appropriate resolution in the “Resolutions” section of this page.
Targets for other performance measures will shown here when they are finalized based on the regulations.
Resolution 458 (1/18/2018)
Supporting Safety Performance Targets under the TPM Requirements
More information on PBPP
Transportation Performance Management
Performance Based Planning and Programming Guidebook