Performance Measures

Beginning in 2012 with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), Congress established a framework for linking transportation projects with quantitative data that can be analyzed, evaluated, and reported on. With this piece of legislation, came seven national goals that were to define the reporting requirements. Those national goals are as follows:

(1) Safety

(2) Infrastructure Condition

(3) Congestion Reduction

(4) System Reliability

(5) Freight Movement & Economic Vitality

(6) Environmental Sustainability

(7) Reduced Project Delivery Delays

Therefore State DOTs and MPOs, shall establish the following performance targets for their respective geographic areas as in 23 CFR:

(PM1) number and rate of fatalities;

(PM1) number and rate of serious injuries;

(PM1) number and rate of non-motorized fatalities;

(PM1) number and rate of non-motorized serious injuries;

(PM2condition of pavements on the Interstate System;

(PM2) condition of pavements on the NHS (excluding the Interstate);

(PM2) condition of bridges on the NHS (excluding the Interstate);

(PM3) Travel Time Reliability on the Interstate System;

(PM3) Travel Time Reliability on the NHS (excluding the Interstate);

On July 26, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final Transit Asset Management (TAM) rule. This requires public transportation providers to develop TAM plans. They analyze and evaluate the following categories:

(1) Rolling Stock 

(2) Equipment

(3) Transit Infrastructure and Facilities

Hot Springs Intracity Transit published their latest TAM plan on February 8th, 2021. The following TAM targets can be found here:

On July 19, 2018, FTA published the Public Transportation Agency Safety Action Plan (PTASP). This requires any recipient or sub-recipient of federal financial transit assistance to establish a safety action plan and performance targets. These targets are as follows:

(1) Transit fatalities and rate of fatalities

(2) Transit injuries and rate of injuries

(3) Transit safety events and rate of safety events

(4) Distance between major mechanical failure

Hot Springs Intracity Transit published their latest PTASP plan on February 8th, 2021. The following PTASP targets can be found here: