Comparative Performance Management – Non-Motorized Measure – NCHRP 20-118

Status: Active    
Potential Funding Sources: AASHTO Committee Research / NCHRP 20-24 / NCHRP Full Program    
Timeframe: Short-Term
Research Period: months
Funding Estimate: $250,000
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Non-motorized modes of transportation (i.e., walking and biking) are increasing becoming choices for personal travel. Understanding how much of an impact this mode is having in meeting transportation agency objectives is needed.

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.
Non-motorized modes of transportation (i.e., walking and biking) are increasing becoming choices for personal travel. Understanding how much of an impact this mode is having in meeting transportation agency objectives is needed.

Research Objectives

• Conduct a comparison of state departments of transportation (DOTs) regarding a set of non-motorized performance 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

• Improve impact of non-motorized transportation impact by sharing lead practices.
• Understanding data and calculation issues for peer to peer performance management for non-motorized 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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