The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and current Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act surface transportation legislation require that States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) prepare and use a set of federally-established performance measures. Each MPO must set regional targets in the areas of roadway safety, Transit Asset Management, pavement condition, bridge condition, roadway performance, and freight. For roadway safety and Transit Asset Management, targets are established for a one-year time horizon and must be set on an annual basis. For the bridge condition, pavement condition, roadway performance and freight measures, MPO targets are established for a four-year time horizon.
Setting the HRTPO targets has been a collaborative effort. The Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) recommends targets for the HRTPO Board to consider. In order to assist the TTAC, the committee formed a Performance Measures Working Group. This Working Group includes staff from localities, transit agencies, VDOT, and subject-matter experts.
HRTPO recently released the 2020 Update to the Regional Performance Measures – System Performance Report. The System Performance Report includes a description of the methodology used to calculate each measure, historical data trends for each of the areas, information on statewide targets, a description of the targets that have been established by the HRTPO, and the progress being made towards meeting the established targets. This report is updated on an annual basis to reflect updated targets as well as progress towards meeting the established targets.
As of the most recent data, most of the regional targets established by the HRTPO are being achieved. The region is currently on pace to surpass all of the four-year targets in the areas of bridge condition, pavement condition, roadway performance, and freight. However, the region has missed the HRTPO target in various roadway safety measures including number of fatalities, fatality rate, number of serious injuries, and serious injury rate. The only roadway safety target that the region has surpassed is in the number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries combined. Finally, updated data is not currently available for all of these Transit Asset Management measures.
More information on HRTPO’s Regional Performance Measures and Targets effort is available on HRTPO’s website at https://www.hrtpo.org/page/regional-performance-measures-and-targets. The Regional Performance Measure – System Performance Report 2020 can be accessed by clicking on the following link:
Current Hampton Roads Regional Targets Established by the HRTPO Board and Progress Toward Achieving Established Targets – One-Year Targets (Source: HRTPO)
Current Hampton Roads Regional Targets Established by the HRTPO Board and Progress Toward Achieving Established Targets – Four-Year Targets (Source: HRTPO)