Comparative Performance Management – Environmental Measure – NCHRP 20-118

Status: Active    
Potential Funding Sources: NCHRP 20-24 / NCHRP Full Program    
Timeframe: Short-Term
Research Period: months
Funding Estimate: $250,000
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Understanding the impacts of transportation on the environment is a major challenge for state departments of transportation (DOTs). A major focus of measuring environmental impact has been on vehicle emissions in congested locations.

Background

Previous work by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) has demonstrated the value of comparative performance measurement. It has helped the transportation community move towards improved performance-based decision making. The previous projects have involved compilation of detailed performance data for multiple DOTs, calculation of performance measures for each agency, composition of peer groups for comparative analysis, identification of the top tier of agencies with respect to the selected measures, and interviews to determine practices that may be related to exemplary performance.
Understanding the impacts of transportation on the environment is a major challenge for state departments of transportation (DOTs). A major focus of measuring environmental impact has been on vehicle emissions in congested locations.

Research Objectives

• Conduct a comparison of DOTs regarding a set of environmental-related metrics and then report on successful techniques employed by the leading agencies.
• Understand data and calculation issues related to the performance metrics chosen.
• Communicate lead practices of high performing states

Proposed Research

Proposed research pending.

Potential Benefits

• Reduce the negative impact of motorized transportation by sharing lead practices.
• Understanding data and calculation issues for peer to peer performance management for environmental performance metrics.

Implementation and Follow-on Activities

Implementation activities pending.

Related Research

NCHRP 20-24(37) series of projects.

No related research found

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