In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the need to assess the highway systems periodically with respect to extent and physical condition; the safety, efficiency, and economy of the systems in serving the movement of goods and people; and the impacts of existing national programs and policies. In addition, there is a need to assess the potential impacts of proposed programs, policies, and alternatives. The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) has been implemented to meet these needs. The HPMS is a program management tool considered to be prerequisite to sound Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and State highway programs through the annual monitoring of highway performance. Through prudent analyses and application, it should ensure the efficient use of dwindling financial resources and provide invaluable information to decisionmakers. This Manual reflects the FHWA Headquarters' efforts to reduce total data reporting, to eliminate duplication, and to coordinate all planning data reporting requirements. The objectives of the HPMS are as follows; 1) To provide current data necessary to meet legislative requirements and agency needs in a timely fashion; 2) To provide current statistics on the mileage and extent of the various systems; 3) To evaluate highway programs by monitoring changes in highway characteristics and performance based on detailed section specific data obtained on a sample basis; 4) To minimize the State reporting burden, the need for special data requests, and special national studies; and 5) To be compatible with other data systems to permit meaningful comparisons. The HPMS data system will provide indispensable information to highway adminstrators, legislative bodies, and others. The HPMS also consists of models and other analytical tools that will provide measures of resources, program accomplishments, trends, and will serve highway planning, programming, budgeting, forecasting, and fiscal management. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Highway Planning, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00390392
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1984 12:00AM