Evaluating Potential Performance Measures for Congestion and Systems Performance

Frankel, E., P. Lewis, M. Maggiore, J. Schank, P. Shepherd, E. Sundquist, B. Taylor, and D. Williams. Evaluating Potential Performance Measures for Congestion and Systems Performance. 2013.

In a joint effort with the Bipartisan Policy Center and SSTI, the Eno Center for Transportation held a daylong meeting June 20 to discuss federal performance measures for highways. Under MAP-21, the U.S. DOT was required to create and implement a number of performance measures to help guide and monitor federal transportation spending. The workshop brought together a number of experienced experts as well as officials directly involved in and affected by the upcoming ruling.

This report is the result the meeting and summarizes the recommendations based on the workshop discussion and previous research, and includes recommended measures of congestion and system performance as well as additional considerations for their successful implementation. These recommendations integrate the performance measures currently in development or in use by workshop participants as well as the perspectives of participants related to these measures and their value to national, state, and regional interests.