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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


Serious Injury Reduction


Reduction in Bike/Pedestrian Fatalities and Serious Injuries Combined


Anticipated Increase in Vehicle-Miles of Travel



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



Fatality Rate (per 100 Million VMT)


Serious Injuries


Serious Injury Rate (per 100 Million VMT)


Number of Bike/Pedestrian Fatalities and Serious Injuries Combined



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:










Pavement Condition

Pavement condition targets will be established by the HRTPO Board by November 2018.

Bridge Condition

Bridge condition targets will be established by the HRTPO Board by November 2018.

Roadway Performance

Roadway performance targets will be established by the HRTPO Board by November 2018.

Freight Movement

Freight movement targets will be established by the HRTPO Board by November 2018.

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.