How to Improve Performance on Corridors of National Significance

The patterns of movement for intercity passenger and freight traffic are influenced not only by population centers and political boundaries but also by corridors. The goal of this project is to study how states can work together to use performance management elements to improve corridor performance in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) goal areas of safety, infrastructure condition, freight movement and economic vitality, and congestion reduction and system reliability. Corridor organizations in different parts of the country may be investigating similar issues and may benefit from cross population of data. A summary of noteworthy practices from among selected coalitions across the country is provided. A key goal of this project involves the incorporation of current information on performance management along with corridor-level planning, management, and operations. The development of a “maturity model” is intended to help agencies gauge how corridor-level planning and monitoring activities within their jurisdiction compare with current national standards as well as the future standards envisioned under MAP-21 for effective interstate corridor performance management. This maturity model is described and tested on two case study coalitions. Finally, an implementation plan contains practical recommendations for agencies on improving and enhancing corridor management activities within their jurisdictions while taking into account each corridor’s unique characteristics and priorities.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 110p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01605740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HIF-13-058
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-12-F-00068
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 11 2016 10:24AM