Incorporating Performance Measures into the Duluth-Superior Area TIPs

Federal performance-based planning requirements direct MPOs to establish performance measures for safety, pavement, bridge, reliability, freight, CMAQ, and transit asset management and safety.

The intent of these provisions is to demonstrate how federally-funded investments (i.e., the projects in the TIP) are helping to meet national, state and local transportation performance targets.

The MIC will report these targets as they are adopted by the Policy Board, and on the progress made in meeting them, in the annually-produced Duluth- and Superior-Area Transportation Improvement Program documents.

PM1 - Safety Performance Measures (WI)

For the Wisconsin portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-05, adopting the WisDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Performance Measure Targets for 2018, as follows:

# of Traffic fatalities = 556.1
Rate of Fatalities = 0.917/100MVMT
# of Serious injuries = 3,023.9
Rate of Serious Injuries = 4.997/100MVMT
# of Non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries = 343.3

PM1 - Safety Performance Measures (MN)

For the Minnesota portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-02, adopting the MnDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Performance Measure Targets for 2018, as follows:

# of Traffic Fatalities = 375
Rate of Traffic Fatalities = 0.62 per 100 million VMT
# of Serious Injuries = 1935
Rate of Serious Injuries = 3.19 per 100 million VMT
# of Non-motorized Fatalities & Serious Injuries = 348

Regulatory Basis

23 CFR 450.326(d):  The TIP shall include, to the maximum extent practicable, a description of the anticipated effect of the TIP toward achieving the performance targets identified in the metropolitan transportation plan, linking investment priorities to those performance targets.

Explanation

MAP-21, signed into law in 2012, established performance-based planning and identified five federal performance measures (PMs) addressing safety, pavement, bridge, reliability, freight, CMAQ, and transit asset management and safety.  The requirements continued through the FAST Act, signed into law in 2015.  These provisions are collectively transforming the federal surface transportation program to be focused on the achievement of performance outcomes.

The MIC has the option to adopt performance measure targets adopted by the state Departments of Transportation (MnDOT/WisDOT) or to develop and adopt their own. The MIC has chosen to adopt MnDOT/WisDOT targets.

The first performance measure, for Safety Targets, must be adopted by February 27, 2018 and amended into the TIP(s) by May 27th, 2018.

 

Resolution Incorporating Performance Measure Text into Duluth-Area TIP

MIC-Reso-18-09-Amdmt-5-to-18-21-MN-TIP.pdf

MPO Safety Performance Measures Fact Sheet (FHWA)

MPO-Safety-Measures-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Presentation about the MIC's WI Safety Performance Measure

WI-Safety-Performance-Measure-Targets-Presentation-Feb2018.pdf

Presentation about the MIC's MN Safety Performance Measure

MN-Safety-Performance-Measure-Targets-Presentation-Jan2018.pdf