Performance Management

OIPI leads the development of measures and targets related to performance of the Commonwealth’s surface transportation network in accordance with federal and state requirements. Working with the Department of Transportation, Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and Department of Motor Vehicles, OIPI utilizes performance measures and targets to provide insights into the following areas:

Performance Measures

OIPI delivers performance data, analysis, and resulting recommendations to the Commonwealth Transportation Board to inform target setting as well as investment and policy decisions.

Performance measures are one part of a feedback cycle among OIPI’s three main program areas:

  1. Performance measures and targets inform VTrans decisions;
  2. VTrans establishes goals, objectives, and needs related to policy changes and project selection through processes such as SMART SCALE; and
  3. SMART SCALE project selection drives system performance.                        

Transportation Performance Management

Performance Management is a strategic approach that uses transportation system performance data to inform investment and policy decisions to achieve Virginia’s transportation performance goals. Two recent Federal transportation funding and authorization bills, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, established the Federal framework for performance management, establishing the process and requirements for USDOT, State DOTs, transit providers, and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs).

It is the responsibility of OIPI, in cooperation with VDOT, DRPT and DMV, to develop measures and targets related to the performance of Virginia’s surface transportation network for the CTB’s approval. These targets will be incorporated as goals and objectives into Virginia’s long-range transportation plan, VTrans. OIPI, VDOT, and DRPT may also consider adopting additional VTrans measures or indicators that may be needed in support of federal measures.

On May 18, 2018, VDOT established interim targets to meet the federal requirements under MAP-21. The CTB adopted these interim targets at two meetings—statewide safety targets in July and statewide asset condition and system performance targets in September.

In October 2018, OIPI and VDOT submitted a baseline report to the Federal Highway Administration that reports the Commonwealth’s performance targets and associated data. Every two years thereafter, Virginia, and 49 other states, will submit reports to FHWA detailing progress toward achieving targets. FHWA will use this information to assess performance of the National Highway System (NHS), which includes interstates, U.S. highways, principal arterials, and other strategic and intermodal connectors. A statewide map of the NHS is available on the FHWA website.

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