Performance Measures

Per the Federal Highways Administration’s (FHWA) Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) final rule (23 CFR, Part 490), the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) must coordinate the establishment of performance measures/targets with the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in the state.  In accordance with Federal guidelines, the review of progress toward meeting these goals must be tracked and recorded annually in the Highway Safety Improvement Plan (HSIP) annual report.  

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have established a Transportation Performance Management (TPM) framework, which includes seven national goals and a set of rulemakings to help agencies implement Performance Based Planning & Programming (PBPP).  Federally required performance measures, targets, and plans are organized into five performance areas within the seven national goals:  Safety, Infrastructure Condition, System Performance, Transit Assets, and Transit Safety. Each rulemaking pertains to a particular area of transportation, and lays out the goals, measures, and data to be used in setting targets. 

Performance measures and targets have been incorporated into WSUAMPO’s plans and processes, including the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). 

  1. Current Targets

1.    The goal is to reduce total fatalities by 4.20 percent each year from 1,427.2 (2015-2019 average) to 1,309.9 (2017-2021 average) by December 31, 2021.

2.    The goal is to reduce the fatality rate by 4.35 percent each year from 1.208 (2015-2019 average) to 1.105 (2017-2021 average) by December 31, 2021.

3.    The goal is to reduce total serious injuries by 3.24 percent each year from 3,905.0 (2015-2019 average) to 3,656.1 (2017-2021 average) by December 31, 2021.

4.    The goal is to reduce the serious injury rate by 3.35 percent each year from 3.281 (2015-2019 average) to 3.065 (2017-2021 average) by December 31, 2021.

5.    The goal is to reduce the total non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries by 3.65 percent each year from 543.4 (2015-2019 average) to 504.4 (2017-2021 average) by December 31, 2021.