Supporting Performance Goals

Performance-based Approach Focus of OKI Planning

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), enacted in 2012, strengthened the growing focus on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning. The law required states and MPOs to establish transportation performance measures and targets for all of the MAP-21 performance goals areas. These areas include safety (PM1), infrastructure condition (PM2) and congestion and system performance (PM3). MAP-21 further required MPOs to include “a system performance report and subsequent updates evaluating the condition and performance of the transportation system with respect to the performance targets.”

The current federal transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was enacted in December 2015. It continues MAP-21 provisions on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning for safety, roadway and transit.

Regional Public Roadway Performance Measures Targets

States and MPOs must establish transportation performance measures and targets for safety, roadway performance and mobile source emissions. At the regional level, OKI has adopted Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana’s established performance targets to coincide with the 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Regional Public Transit Performance Measures and TAM Targets

OKI collaborated with both Tier I (BCRTA, CTC, SORTA, TANK and WCTS) and Tier II (FTA Section 5310 – Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities) public transportation providers in the region to develop the asset inventory, targets and investment priorities for the region. Tier I transit agencies develop and execute their Transit Asset Management (TAM) plans, which contribute toward the regional targets. As the Group TAM sponsor for the region, OKI developed a group TAM plan for all Tier II providers with performance targets for the region. It is determined that a key goal for all the agencies is replacement of revenue vehicles.

Contributions of MTP Projects toward Meeting Performance Measures

The 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is expected to contribute toward meeting the established performance targets. OKI incorporates each performance metric (safety, mobility and infrastructure, environment, economic vitality) into the project prioritization process.

Seventy-seven percent of the 205 projects identified in the 2050 Plan, regardless of funding source, are expected to contribute toward accomplishing state targets for safety, highway and bridge condition, system performance and regional transit. The remaining 48 projects (23 percent) were identified as primarily contributing to environmental sustainability or improving the economic vitality of the OKI region. Table 5 provides a summary of the number and cost of projects by state and performance measures.

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