FHWA Proposes National Performance Management Measures to Assess Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System and the Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program
The proposed rules establish a set of performance measures for state DOTs and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to assess the performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System and the Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program, as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
The docket proposes regulations that would make progress towards the following National goals:
Congestion Reduction: To achieve a significant reduction in congestion on the National Highway System.
System Reliability: To improve the efficiency of the surface transportation system.
Freight Movement and Economic Vitality: To improve the national freight network, strengthen the ability of rural communities to access national and international trade markets and support the regional economic development.
Environmental Sustainability: To enhance the performance of the transportation system while also protecting and enhancing the natural environment.
Additionally, the proposal covers:
- Greater consistency in the reporting of condition/performance
- Requirements for the establishment of targets that can be aggregated at the national level.
- Reporting in a consistent manner on progress achievement.
- Process for determining a State DOTs significant progress.
The public is encouraged to review the proposed rule and submit comments to the docket, which will be considered in the process of writing the final rule.