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Regional Performance Measures and Targets

A key feature of MAP-21 (and continued under the FAST Act) is the establishment of national performance goals in the areas of safety, infrastructure condition, congestion reduction, system reliability, freight movement and economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and reduced project delivery delays.  This legislation also requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to prepare and set targets for the following federally-established performance measures:

  • Roadway Safety
  • Pavement Condition
  • Bridge Condition
  • Roadway Performance
  • Freight Movement
  • Transit Asset Management and Safety
  • On-road mobile source emissions and traffic congestion for CMAQ Program

HRTPO staff will work with staff from localities, transit agencies, VDOT, and subject-matter experts to determine the regional performance targets in each of these areas.  This page will be updated as regional targets are established in each of these areas and as updated data becomes available.

 

Roadway Safety

The first performance targets that had to be established by MPOs are in the area of roadway safety.  There are five safety measures that MPOs are required to establish targets and monitor progress for:

  • Fatalities
  • Fatality Rate
  • Serious Injuries
  • Serious Injury Rate
  • Bike/Pedestrian Fatalities & Serious Injuries (combined)

Based on the advice of the Performance Measures working group and the Hampton Roads Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC), the HRTPO Board established the following annual roadway safety targets at their February meeting:

        Future Annual Target Values

Fatality Reduction

3.6%

Serious Injury Reduction

5.0%

Reduction in Bike/Pedestrian Fatalities and Serious Injuries Combined

4.0%

Anticipated Increase in Vehicle-Miles of Travel

1.5%

 

The fatality reduction target is based on Vision Zero, where the number of fatalities is reduced by a set amount (approximately 4 fatalities) each year to reach a goal of zero fatalities by 2045, the horizon of the upcoming Hampton Roads Long-Range Transportation Plan..  The remaining annual reduction targets are based on the statewide targets that were established by VDOT, which are included in the Virginia 2017-2021 Strategic Highway Safety Plan.

Based on these annual reduction targets, HRTPO has set the following regional targets for the year 2018:

 

       2018 Safety Performance Targets

Fatalities

102

Fatality Rate (per 100 Million VMT)

0.69

Serious Injuries

1,522

Serious Injury Rate (per 100 Million VMT)

10.39

Number of Bike/Pedestrian Fatalities and Serious Injuries Combined

193

 

The following charts show the targets established by the HRTPO, along with historical data, for the number of roadway fatalities, serious injuries, and bike/pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries in Hampton Roads:

 

HAMPTON ROADS FATALITIES

 

 

 HAMPTON ROADS SERIOUS INJURIES

 

HAMPTON ROADS BIKE/PED FATALITIES & SERIOUS INJURIES

  

 

Pavement Condition

There are four pavement condition measures that MPOs are required to establish four-year targets and monitor progress for:

  • % Interstate System pavement in good condition
  • % Interstate System pavement in poor condition
  • % Non-Interstate System NHS pavement in good condition
  • % Non-Interstate System NHS pavement in poor condition

Pavement condition is classified as being in good, fair, or poor condition based on the rutting, faulting, cracking, and International Roughness Index (IRI) of the pavement.  For more information on how pavement condition is classified and how pavement condition targets were determined, CLICK HERE.

The HRTPO Board established the following four-year targets (2018-2021) for regional pavement condition:Table Depicting Pavement Condition Targets

Each of these pavement condition targets matches the statewide targets established by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).

 

Bridge Condition

There are two bridge condition measures that MPOs are required to establish four-year targets and monitor progress for:

  • % National Highway System (NHS) bridge deck area in good condition
  • % NHS bridge deck area in poor condition

Bridges are classified as being in good, fair, or poor condition based on the lowest of the condition ratings of the bridge’s deck, superstructure, and substructure.  For more information on how bridges are classified and how bridge condition was determined, CLICK HERE.

The HRTPO Board established the following four-year targets (2018-2021) for regional bridge condition:

Table Depicting Bridge Condition Targets

The percentage of bridge deck area in poor condition matches the statewide target established by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).  However, the regional target that was established for NHS bridge deck area in good condition is based on maintaining the current percentage of bridges in Hampton Roads that are classified in good condition. 

 

Roadway Performance

There are two roadway performance measures that MPOs are required to establish four-year targets and monitor progress for:

  • Interstate Travel Time Reliability
  • Non-Interstate System NHS Travel Time Reliability

The Travel Time Reliability measure is based on the ratio of the 80th percentile travel time to the mean (50th percentile) travel time during four time horizons throughout the year.  These time horizons are Weekday AM Peak Period, Weekday Midday Period, Weekday PM Peak Period, and Weekends.   For more information on how the roadway performance measures and targets were determined, CLICK HERE.

The HRTPO Board established the following four-year targets (2018-2021) for regional roadway performance:

Table Depicting Roadway Performance Targets

Both of these roadway performance targets match the statewide targets established by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).

 

Freight Movement

There is one freight measure that MPOs are required to establish four-year targets and monitor progress for:

  • Truck Travel Time Reliability (TTTR) Index on the Interstate system

The Truck Travel Time Reliability measure is based on the ratio of the 95th percentile travel time for trucks to the mean (50th percentile) travel time for trucks during five time horizons throughout the year.  These time horizons are Weekday AM Peak Period, Weekday Midday Period, Weekday PM Peak Period, Weekends, and Overnight Periods.  For more information on how the freight performance measures and targets were determined, CLICK HERE.

The HRTPO Board established the following four-year targets (2018-2021) for regional freight reliability:

Table Depicting Freight Reliability Targets

The regional target that was established for the Truck Travel Time Reliability Index is based on applying a growth rate over four years to the current regional index (2.05) that matches the expected statewide growth rate in the Truck Travel Time Reliability Index.

 

Transit Asset Management

The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Performance Based Planning final rule requires transit performance measures in the area of state of good repair, also referred to as transit asset management (TAM).  MPOs are required to establish regional targets and monitor progress in the following areas:

Required Regional Targets and Progress Table

Three transit agencies operate within the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area – Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA), and Suffolk Transit.  HRT, as a Tier I transit agency, must develop and carry out their own TAM plans.  As Tier II transit agencies, WATA and Suffolk Transit are eligible to participate in group TAM plans.  WATA and Suffolk Transit are using the statewide targets that were established by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

The HRTPO established regional transit asset management targets at their August 2018 meeting based on a weighted average of HRT, WATA, and Suffolk Transit Fiscal Year 2019 targets.  These targets, along with the FY 2018 performance for each of these asset classes, are:

Established Regional Transit Asset Management Targets and Progress 2018

 

On-road Mobile Source Emissions and Traffic Congestion for CMAQ Program

The Hampton Roads metropolitan area is currently designated as an Attainment area for ground-level ozone.  Because of this designation, the HRTPO will not need to establish performance targets for this area.

 

 

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