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The System Performance Measurement section of the website is intended to provide a forum for practitioners that are interested in performance measurement issues, specifically related to the role of performance measures in evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of transportation systems and services. System performance measures address the physical condition (e.g., pavement quality, bridge condition, transit fleet age, etc.) as well as the operational performance of a multimodal transportation system (e.g., delay, on-time performance, etc.). We hope you make the most of this opportunity to share your ideas and even your failures, so that we all can benefit from our collective experiences. With the ever-increasing budget tightening in most states, this process can benefit all state DOT's with the overall goal of maximizing the utilization of scarce resources.

 Archived Discussions

Comparative Performance Measurement: Pavement Smoothness011/21/2008 5:31 PMAvailable for Free Download from AASHTO Bookstore
New Publication: Comparative Performance Measurement- Pavement Smoothness09/24/2008 3:20 PM
Research Opportunity- NCHRP08/29/2007 1:09 PMNCHRP
Traffic Congestion and Reliability: Linking Solutions to Problems112/8/2006 5:32 PM
Smart Congestion Relief Reports 19/13/2006 3:05 PMTodd Litman
Example of Air Quality-Based Permance Measures 26/26/2006 6:29 PMLaurie Bates-Frymel
NCHRP 551: Performance Measures and Targets for Transportation Asset Management14/28/2006 11:59 AMSandy Straehl (posted on her behalf)
Balanced Scorecard Training14/6/2006 12:55 PMAnonymous
Performance Measurement Forums03/30/2006 4:42 PMAnonymous
Physical Condition of Assets33/8/2006 9:56 AMDeborah Sawyer / Larry Jones
Solid Data for System Performance Measures93/6/2006 11:28 AMDeborah Sawyer / Larry Jones
Selecting indicators for strategic transport decisions - UK report12/1/2006 7:04 AMAnonymous
Performance Measures for Snow and Ice Control01/23/2006 8:38 PMDick Hanneman
Server Upgrade010/31/2005 6:44 PMAdmin
Multimodal System Measures1312/18/2003 3:08 PM
Standardization of Performance Measures212/18/2003 3:07 PM
Tell Us About Your Agency's Use of Performance Measures212/18/2003 3:06 PM

 Archived References

Performance Measurement Exchange Site Tutorial5/15/2007 12:16
WSDOT Congestion Report11/21/2006 8:26 AMConnie Yew on behalf of Daniela Bremmer
The Doug MacDonald Challenge8/30/2006 2:17 PMConnie Yew on behalf of Daniela Bremmer
Traffic Congestion and Reliability: Making the Connection with Operations5/25/2006 10:42 AMMeghan Wieters
Indicators of Sustainability: Reliable Tools For Decision Making5/9/2006 11:04 AMTodd Litman
Road Administration (performance) in Japan4/13/2006 1:10 PMJosias Zietsman / Meghan Wieters
Performance Measures to Improve Transportation Systems: TRB Conference Proceeding 36 August 20041/11/2006 2:49 PMJosias Zietsman
Tri-National Measurement-Dr. Woody Stanley11/18/2005 3:46 PMConnie Yew
Anticipate Next Round in April for FY 2006: NCHRP FY2005 Program Announcement and Panel Nomination Form5/7/2004 9:19 AM
MDOT Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance (2004)3/3/2004 6:59 PM
Oregon Department of Transportation Annual Performance Report (2003) 3/3/2004 6:53 PMScott Bassett
White Papers on Measuring System Performance1/16/2004 2:53 PMConnie Yew
NCHRP Web Document 26 (Project B8-32(2)A): Multimodal Transportation: Development of a Performance-Based Planning Process (1999).12/18/2003 11:33 AM
NCHRP Synthesis 238: Performance Measurement in State Departments of Transportation (1997).12/18/2003 11:29 AM
NCHRP Report 398: Quantifying Congestion Final Report (1997)12/18/2003 11:27 AMLomax, T., S. Turner, et al
Highway Infrastructure: Interstate Physical Conditions Have Improved, but Congestion and Other Pressures Continue (2002). 12/18/2003 11:20 AM
Maryland 2003 Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance. 12/18/2003 10:50 AM
1998 California Transportation Plan: Transportation System Performance Measures Final Report12/18/2003 10:45 AM
Transportation Asset Management Course12/18/2003 10:42 AM
Integrating Statewide Planning and Programming: A Principle-Based Approach (January 1998). 12/18/2003 10:39 AMZemotel, Linda and Randall Halvorson
Performance Measures to Improve Transportation Systems and Agency Operations: Report of a Conference (October 2000). 12/18/2003 10:36 AMTransportation Research Board

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