Performance Measures

Federal Performance-based Approach Required of MPOs

The current federal transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was enacted in December 2015. The FAST Act continues MAP-21 provisions on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning. States and MPOs must establish transportation performance measures and targets for certain goal areas, including safety, infrastructure condition, and congestion and system performance.

 

Performance Measures at the Regional Level

At the regional level, MPOs must develop their own performance targets within 180 days of the state’s established targets, or adopt those established by the state. Each year, OKI has chosen to adopt each state’s performance targets, including in February 2020, to coincide with the development of this plan and its recommendations.

As a performance-based transportation plan, the OKI 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan includes baseline information on the transportation system, identifies goals, objectives and performance targets, forecasts future conditions, identifies strategies and investments and includes a financial plan that balances investments with reasonably expected resources. OKI has identified performance measures for each of the goals. This information serves as baseline information for the 2050 Plan.

Safety

The transportation system should provide for reducing the risk of crashes that cause death or injuries. The highest crash rate locations in the region will be identified. The plan will consider recommendations to address problem crash locations for all travel modes. The safety objectives for this plan include:

  • Reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes
  • Improve incident response time
  • Decreasing crashes occurring during transfers between transit and pedestrian facilities

Infrastructure Condition

This plan’s foundation is preserving and optimizing the region’s existing transportation system and infrastructure. In addition to improvement projects to meet this goal, this 2050 Plan includes an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) set aside totaling $8,215,700,000.

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Congestion and System Performance

This goal pertains to how well people and commodities can move with greater speed and less congestion to improve efficiency.

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In addition to the performance goals presented in MAP-21 and continued in The FAST Act, OKI has included two additional performance goals, Environmental Sustainability and Economic Vitality.

Environment Sustainability

Strategies that promote the effective and efficient use of natural resources would reduce mobile source emissions and would also have a beneficial effect on other environmental issues and quality of life. Transportation recommendations that promote multimodal travel alternatives and reduced vehicle trips can help address this goal.

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Quality of life:

In addition to its economic impacts, transportation also plays an important role in the region’s quality of life. Transportation improvements have an effect on development, travel patterns and opportunities for all the region’s citizens. The transportation system should be balanced so that no group or groups of people assume a disproportionate share of positive or negative impacts.

Economic Vitality

Strategies that promote the effective and efficient use of natural resources would reduce mobile source emissions and would also have a beneficial effect on other environmental issues and quality of life. Transportation recommendations that promote multimodal travel alternatives and reduced vehicle trips can help address this goal.

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Economic Vitality:

The transportation network can support the economic vitality of the region by enabling global competitiveness, productivity and efficiency. This Plan will incorporate the OKI Land Use Commission’s policies that promote the economic vitality of the region. The region’s demographic trends will be analyzed and future population and employment growth will be considered. The impact of various multi-modal, surface transportation strategies will be studied to best address future growth through different travel options. The economic vitality objectives for this Plan include:

  • Providing reliable travel times through the implementation of strategies to improve traffic operations and mobility so that the cost of doing business in the OKI region is competitive and predictable
  • Increasing opportunities for the sharing of real-time traveler information so that the impacts of incidents are minimized and travel times are more predictable

Which 2050 Plan Projects Support OKI Performance Measure Goals?

OKI staff reviewed each 2050 Plan improvement recommendation and determined which of the five performance goals the project plans to address with the greatest positive impact. The results of this analysis are presented in the interactive map below.

Map 1: 2050 Plan projects by purpose

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