Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability

It is becoming essential in the United States for transportation agencies to demonstrate credibility with elected officials and the public. The Federal Highway Administration, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and National Cooperative Highway Research Program sponsored a scanning study of how transportation agencies in other countries apply performance management programs. The scan team found that the nations it studied (Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Sweden) articulate a limited number of national transportation policy goals; negotiate intergovernmental agreements on how state, regional, and local agencies will achieve the goals; and evaluate performance by tracking the measures and reporting them in clear language appropriate to the audience. The team developed an implementation plan that includes outreach efforts to disseminate scan findings and put international best practices into use in the United States and research efforts to translate some aspects of the best practices into useful American context.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01159409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PL-10-011
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-99-C-005
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2010 4:18PM