The federal government’s MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, established a performance- and
outcome-based transportation program. The objective of this program is for states and regions to invest resources in
projects that collectively will make progress toward the achievement of the national goals. The national goals include
safety, infrastructure condition or state of good repair, congestion reduction, transportation system reliability,
freight movement and economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and reduced project delivery delays.
MAP-21 and the current Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act require the U.S. Department of Transportation
(DOT), in consultation with states, metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), and other stakeholders, to establish
performance measures in the following areas:
The U.S. DOT has issued Notices of Proposed Rulemaking or Final Rules for most of the performance areas. Staff developed
comments on the proposed rule for National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National
Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement
Program (PM3). Staff collaborated with California Association of Council of Governments (CALCOG) and other major
MPOs within the state on a joint Performance Monitoring comment letter for this particular rulemaking.
In August 2016, staff participated in webinars and continues to monitor developments in performance monitoring -
at both the state and federal level. Additionally, staff presented an overview of federal performance management
requirements to the region’s Public Works Directors (Cities/County Transportation Advisory Committee or CTAC) at
its November meeting. Within one year after rules are finalized, Caltrans is required to set performance
targets. SANDAG, as the MPO for the San Diego region, is required to establish performance targets within six
months of the statewide targets. The Safety Performance Measure final rule became effective on April 14, 2016.
SANDAG staff is participating in this target setting process with Caltrans
and other partner agencies. Caltrans is expected to establish state targets by August 31, 2017, while MPOs will set targets by February 27, 2018.
The next update to San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which would be complete in 2019, anticipates the inclusion of a
System Performance Report to document progress achieved in meeting performance targets.
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