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.

Safety
To achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.
Infrastructure Condition
To maintain the highway infrastructure asset system in a state of good repair
Freight Movement
To improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets, and support regional economic development.
System Reliability
To improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
Transit Asset Management
Congestion Reduction
To achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System
Environmental Sustainability
To enhance the performance of the transportation system while protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
Reduced Project Delivery Delays
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
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