Performance Measures and Targets
MPOs are required to use a performance-based approach for investment and policy decisions to guide the transportation planning process. Congress established seven transportation goals that MPOs must monitor, establish targets for, and report on. Click on one of the national goals below for more information on specific measures and targets. An additional "Transit Asset Management", goal was added to the items below.
To achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
To maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair
To improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development.
To improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
To achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System
To enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
To reduce project costs, promote jobs and the economy, and expedite the movement of people and goods by accelerating project completion through eliminating delays in the project development and delivery process, including reducing regulatory burdens and improving agencies' work practices