Transportation practitioners in this course will learn to calculate pavement performance measures, establish pavement performance targets, report pavement performance, and assess progress toward achieving pavement performance targets. This course centers around a featured powerpoint presentation. Each slide has an accompanying voice-over to help you understand the concepts of focus.
The Baldridge Performance Excellence Program guides organization through their framework—beginning with a self assessment. After completing the self assessment, the program provides numerous tools, products, and services to help improve your agency's performance based on your self assessment results.
The NHI course "Getting Started on Effective TPM for the On-Road Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Measure" is a one-hour online that is designed to introduce State DOTs and MPOs to CMAQ on-road mobile source emission reductions for TPM. The introduction includes identification of the performance measured established, an overview of the requirements for data submission, an explanation of the calculations needed for the 2 and 4 year targets, and a briefing on the different reports and deadlines associated with TPM for CMAQ on-road mobile source emission reduction measure.
Transportation practitioners will learn to calculate, analyze, and report highway system performance measures in this course. The course consists of the following 7 modules:
- Highway System Performance Management Overview
- Performance-Based Planning and Programming
- Congestion and Freight Measures
- Data for Measuring Highway System Performance
- Calculating Congestion and Freight Measures
- Setting System Performance Targets
- Performance Evaluation and Reporting
Hands-on exercises to practice calculations are also included in the course.
Performance-Based Planning and Programming | Training
This online instructor-led course familiarizes transportation agencies with the performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) framework. Participants will leave this two-day course with an understanding of how to effectively apply performance management principles with the PBPP process, how to connect PBPP with other performance management activities, and how to assess and learn from other agencies' PBPP processes.
This one-hour online course was established to introduce agencies to TPM for pavement. In the duration of the course, participants will learn more about the performance measures established for pavement conditions, the data needed to calculate the established measures, the importance of obtaining high-quality data, the minimum condition requirements for pavement, and the different reports and requirements related to pavement.
Getting Started on Effective TPM for Freight | TrainingFreight
This 1-hour course guides participants through the regulatory requirements related to freight performance—specifically freight bottlenecks and reliability. It provides the basis calculating both total annual truck delay and the truck travel time reliability (TTTR) index. The course curriculum also covers potential target setting, best practices, and tools for freight performance.
This one-day course begins with an overview of key TPM concepts. As the course progresses, the curriculum narrows its focus toward TPM specifically for bridges. The bridge-related TPM content includes a breakdown of all the related rules, the performance data for bridge analysis, and guidance for target setting and reporting.
The online course, "Measuring Process and Organizational Performance," is designed to help companies improve their performance. The curriculum is built for personnel of any area—human resources, finances, sales, etc.—but is most applicable for quality managers and engineers. The course consists of 8 hours of material and covers a range of topics: from how to create the appropriate metrics to measure company performance to using chosen metrics to define organizational actions.
Performance-Based Planning & Programming | Training
This two-day course, offered by the National Transit Institute (NTI) at Rutgers University, delves into the USDOT performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) framework. More specifically, the course establishes the USDOT PBPP framework, reveals its relation to existing PBPP processes, and lastly connects these topics to TPM and the TPM requirements. The course if free for members of transit agencies, federal agencies, MPOs, and State DOTs. Fee details are outlined below.
Monitoring and Adjustment for TPM | Training
This course, titled "Monitoring and Adjustment for TPM," is a 1.5-hour course offered by NHI to help transportation practitioners develop a feedback loop to refine planning, programming, and target-setting decisions. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand how to identify to use performance data for monitoring to make data-driven adjustment decisions. The course's full outline is available at the external link provided below.
Strategic Performance Management | Training
The Strategic Performance Management (SPM) 10-week online program covers four core topics. The topics are as follows:
- Performance Management and Government
- Strategic Planning for Performance Management
- Measuring and Reporting Performance
- Evidence-Based Management
Students will also receive free access to three optional supplemental units—"Basic Analytical Methods," "Budgeting for Performance," and "Applied Program Evaluation" as well. Upon the completion of the course, participants are awarded a (noncredit) certificate.
Over the span of 1.5 days, the course, "Financial Planning for Transportation Asset Management" takes participants through all the key concepts to developing a financial plan for TAM. As part of the course, a facilitator will guide small working groups through creating a financial plan that covers each content area. Within the groups, participants will also be asked to identify events that alter change the plan's effectiveness. Lastly, participants will be led through establishing next steps for their agency to fully develop their financial plan.
Asset Management for Transportation | Training
This web-based training breaks down the key concepts of asset management, introducing new terms and ways of thinking about asset management as the course progresses. The course outline features two lessons titled
- What is Transportation Asset Management?
- Asset Management Principles and Practices?
This course is intended for transportation professionals. Upon completion of this course, participants can earn two professional development hours (PDHs).