Highway Performance Monitoring System: Field Manual

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is responsible for assuring that adequate highway transportation data and systems performance information is available to support its functions and responsibilities, as well as those of the Administration and United States Congress. A biennial Conditions & Performance report of the future highway investment needs of the nation is mandated by Congress (23 U.S.C. 502(h)). The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data are used for assessing highway system performance under the U.S. DOT and FHWA’s strategic planning and performance reporting process in accordance with requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA, Sections 3 and 4) and for apportioning Federal-aid highway funds in accordance with title 23, U.S.C. To address these needs, the HPMS was first developed in 1978 as a national highway transportation information program. This HPMS Field Manual provides a comprehensive overview of the HPMS program, and describes in detail the data collection and reporting requirements for HPMS. The requirements outlined in the Field Manual are authorized under 23 U.S.C. 315, which places the authority on the Secretary of Transportation for National management decisions affecting transportation. In addition, The United States Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) title 23, §1.5 provides the Federal Highway Administrator with authority to request such information deemed necessary to administer the Federal-aid highway program. Also, 23 CFR 420.105(b) requires the States to provide data that support FHWA’s responsibilities to the Congress and the public. The HPMS Field Manual is a valuable resource that guides the States as they address their HPMS data collection and reporting responsibilities. This manual includes detailed information on technical procedures, a glossary of terms, and various tables to be used as reference by those collecting and reporting HPMS data. Information related to the use of the HPMS software web application is contained in a stand-alone document.

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    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Policy Information
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 2016-12


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Field Manual
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Glossary; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 295p

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  • Accession Number: 01749227
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2125-0028
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2020 12:04PM