Performance Measures

Performance-Based Planning

Performance-based planning and programming have become a focus in the transportation community as a way to ensure that resources are used effectively and transparently to achieve goals. The objective of a performance-based transportation program is for states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to invest resources in projects that collectively make progress toward the achievement of national goals. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) defines Transportation Performance Management (TPM) as a strategic approach that uses system information to make investment and policy decisions to achieve national performance goals.

Federal rules identify seven areas of performance goals:

  • Safety
  • Pavement and Bridge Condition
  • System Reliability, Congestion Reduction
  • Freight Movement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Reduced Project Delivery Delay

The MACC is required to incorporate the first three goals along with a fourth transit target. The MACC has taken steps to incorporate performance measures and targets into the transportation planning process by using a performance-based approach in its planning activities and when building the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The MACC supports adjusting its long-term planning strategies as necessary to assist the State of Michigan in reaching performance goals. It is the intention that any improvements made within the MACC area, which receive federal funds, will help support at least one of the targets set by the State of Michigan. A System Performance Report, which can be found below, looks at both state and local trends and provides information and feedback that allows for making any revisions in investment decision-making as required over the duration of the LRTP.

System Performance Report

Click on the image below to view the System Performance Report.