Performance Targets and Indicators
A requirement of MPOs that was established in the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century" Act (MAP-21) and continued in the "Fixing America's Surface Transportation" (FAST) Act was the establishment and tracking of performance targets on a wide range of transportation measures. The Commission has started to establish performance targets in certain areas, with several more to be established in the coming months.
Transit Asset Management (TAM) Performance Targets
The Commission worked with Shoreline Metro to establish TAM performance targets for the transit operation. Since Shoreline Metro is the only transit operator in the metropolitan planning area, these performance targets also apply to the MPO. The Sheboygan Transit Commission approved these targets for Shoreline Metro on May 16, 2017, while the Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees recommended approval of the targets at their May 25, 2017, joint meeting, and the Commission approved these targets for the MPO at its meeting on June 9, 2017.
Information regarding the TAM performance targets can be found below:
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Performance Targets
The Commission worked with WisDOT staff to establish HSIP performance targets for the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area. A considerable amount of effort went into examination of crash data within the metropolitan planning area in 2017 in order to determine where the area stood in comparison with statewide averages. Since all five targets being established were below statewide averages applied to the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) of the metropolitan planning area (as five year averages over the period from 2012 through 2016), the MPO decided to support the state targets as opposed to setting independent targets. Targets are required in the following areas: average annual fatalities; the average annual fatality rate; average annual serious injuries; the average annual serious injury rate; and average annual non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. Rates are determined per 100 million VMT. Targets were set for 2018, and at the statewide level include 2 percent reductions in average annual fatalities and the average annual fatality rate, as well as 5 percent reductions in average annual serious injuries, the average annual serious injury rate, and in average annual non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. The Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees recommended approval of supporting WisDOT's statewide targets at their December 7, 2017 joint meeting, and the Commission approved support of WisDOT's statewide targets for the MPO at its meeting on December 8, 2017.
Information regarding the HSIP performance targets can be found below:
- Resolution of Approval (BLRPC)
- Staff Recommendation on HSIP Performance Measures and Targets for the Sheboygan Metropolitan Planning Area
Other Performance Targets
Other performance targets will be established in the coming months. These targets will be established in areas such as: pavement condition, bridge condition, and emission reductions associated with Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) improvement program projects. Pavement and bridge condition targets will only apply to the National Highway System (NHS), with conditions on Interstate highways and other NHS highways typically reported separately. Again, the MPO has the choice of either setting its own targets or supporting WisDOT's statewide targets (or a combination thereof).
2017 Transportation System Performance Indicators Report
The Commission prepared the 2017 Transportation System Performance Indicators report in late 2017, and refined and finalized this report in early 2018. The Sheboygan MPO Technical and Policy Advisory Committees reviewed a preliminary draft of this report at their December 7, 2017, and reviewed a revised draft of the report at their January 25, 2018, joint meeting.
The 2017 Transportation System Performance Indicators report can be found here:
For more information, please contact:
Jeffrey Agee-Aguayo, Transportation Planner
Phone: (920) 448-2820, Ext. 103