Technical Guidance for Deploying National Level Performance Measurements: Volume 1 - Measure Details and Volume 2 - Implementation

Responding to recent trends that have placed greater emphasis on public-sector accountability for more effective performance, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) adopted a federal surface transportation authorization proposal that included a national performance measurement program focused on critical national goals. Consistent with this proposal, AASHTO established seven task forces which have worked for nearly two years to identify performance measures that states could use to track the impact of investments in the national goal areas. This effort has resulted in the designation of three tiers of performance measures for consideration in a national performance-based structure by which states would report annually their performance in these goal areas, using nationally-consistent measures relative to state-developed targets for those measures. Volume 1, Measure Details, defines each measure, provides a calculation methodology for each measure, lists specific data needed for each calculation, specifies methods for establishing targets, and identifies deployment issues. Volume 2, Implementation, provides guidance for AASHTO to develop and adopt performance measures for goal areas.

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    • This research was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, and was conducted in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program, which is administered by the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
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    Cambridge Systematics, Incorporated

    115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2200
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    Applied Research Associates, Incorporated

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    Michael Fraher, Consultant

  • Publication Date: 2011-4-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Draft Final Report
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 142p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01673771
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NCHRP Project 20-24, Task 37
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 2018 11:55AM