Transportation Programs

Performance Management

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act of 2012 (MAP-21), identified the following national transportation system goal areas:
Performance Management Goal Areas

SOURCE:  ADOT’s Long-Range Transportation Plan; What Moves You Arizona 2040 (2018).

In order to make progress towards these goals, seventeen performance measures were established in rulemaking for MAP-21 as the basis of performance-based planning and programming of transportation projects. State Departments of Transportation (DOTs), in coordination with Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), were required to establish performance targets for the five safety measures by August 31, 2017 and for the remaining measures by May 20, 2018. MPOs then had six months to either adopt the State DOT targets or establish their own targets. Safety targets are established annually and the remaining targets are established for 2- and/or 4-years periods. The 4-year targets may be adjusted at the 2-year performance report.

The targets are based on a data-driven analysis of existing conditions, projected trends and the effects of planned projects rather than on aspirational goals in order to align with the performance management framework intended by the legislation. ADOT has established the following performance targets:

Safety targets for 2019  (targets are based on a five-year rolling average)

  • Number of Fatalities – 1001.5 (5% annual increase)
  • Fatality Rate – 1.442 (2% annual increase)
  • Serious Injuries – 4166.9 (1% annual decrease)
  • Serious Injury Rate – 6.022 (4% annual decrease)
  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries – 813.9 (3% annual increase)

Bridge and Pavement Targets for 2019 (when applicable) and 2021

  • Percent of National Highway System (NHS) Bridges classified in good condition based on deck area: 2- and 4-year targets – 52%
  • Percent of NHS Bridges classified in poor condition based on deck area: 2- and 4-year targets – 4%
  • Percent of Interstate Pavements in good condition: 4-year target – 48%
  • Percent of Interstate Pavements in poor condition: 4-year target – 2%
  • Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavements in good condition: 2- and 4-year targets – 31%
  • Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavements in poor condition: 2- and 4-year targets – 6%

System Performance Targets for 2019 (when applicable) and 2021

  • Freight Reliability on the Interstate (Truck Travel Time Reliability Index): 2-year target – 1.21; 4-year target – 1.23
  • Percent of person-miles that have reliable travel times on the Interstate: 2-year target – 86%; 4-year target – 85.8%
  • Percent of person-miles that have reliable travel times on the Non-Interstate NHS: 4-year target – 74.9%
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Emissions Reductions (Kilograms per day)
    • Volatile Organic Compounds: 2-year target – 210; 4-year target – 385
    • Carbon Monoxide: 2-year target – 3,720; 4-year target – 6,985
    • Nitrogen Oxides: 2-year target – 418; 4-year target – 761
    • Particulate Matter (< 10 microns): 2-year target – 873; 4-year target – 1,399
    • Particulate Matter (< 2.5 microns): 2-year target – 69; 4-year target – 112

The regulations required two additional performance measures for urbanized areas over a million people that are also non-attainment or maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide or particulate matter. The Phoenix-Mesa urbanized area is the only place in Arizona that meets this threshold and the Maricopa Association of Governments and ADOT developed unified targets for these measures:

  • Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle Travel: 2-year target – 22.9%; 4-year target – 22.6%
  • Peak Hour Excessive Delay per capita: 4-year target – 10.9 hours

ADOT’s performance targets will be key criteria for the definition of a state of good repair for the NHS bridges and pavements in the Department’s Transportation Asset Management Plan to be completed June 30, 2019 and are used to inform the planning and programming of transportation projects in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

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