This is the last week to offer advice and comments to USDOT about MAP-21’s performance measures provisions and implementation strategies. Due to overwhelming response USDOT has extended the comment period to September 30. Register here to provide a comment.
Many comments seem to reflect the ideas that measures must be reliable and easily understood by the general public. The data must be readily available, easy and affordable to collect and update. A number of participants observed that measures should not be completely car-centric.
USDOT notes it “is seeking comments and suggestions on the establishment of performance measures and standards (standards include items such as metrics, data collection, data sources, etc.) for States, MPOs, and/or transit grantees to use to assess:
- Conditions of the Nation’s roads and bridges, minimum levels for the condition of pavement on the Interstate System, and performance of the Nation’s highway system;
- Progress towards achieving a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads;
- Progress towards achieving traffic congestion reductions and emission reductions;
- National freight movement;
- Needs to prioritize investments in the Nation’s public transit systems; and
- Transit safety.”