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 TIPs and the Long Range Transportation Plan) 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 - 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Performance Measures (MN)

In accordance with federal law, each MPO must adopt at least five safety performance measure targets by a given deadline. The MPO has the option to either adopt and use safety performance measure targets adopted by the state or to develop their own targets.

The MIC passed Resolution 18-20 adopting the five safety performance measure targets set by the State of Minnesota (MnDOT) for CY 2019, as follows:

 

Measure 2018 Target 2019 Target
Number of Traffic Fatalities 375 372.2
Rate of Traffic Fatalities 0.62 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 0.622 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled)
Number of Serious Injuries 1935 1711
Rate of Serious Injuries 3.19 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 2.854/100 Million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled)
Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities & Serious Injuries 348 267.5

PM1 - 2019 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Performance Measures (WI)

In accordance with federal law, each MPO must adopt at least five safety performance measure targets by a given deadline. The MPO has the option to either adopt and use safety performance measure targets adopted by the state or to develop their own targets.

The MIC passed Resolution 18-19 adopting the five safety performance measure targets set by the State of Wisconsin (WisDOT) for CY 2019, as follows:

Measure 2018 Target 2019 Target
Number of Traffic Fatalities 556.1 555.7
Rate of Traffic Fatalities 0.914 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 0.915 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled)
Number of Serious Injuries 3,023.9 2,967.6
Rate of Serious Injuries 4.997 per 100 million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled) 4.785/100 Million VMT (Vehicle Miles Traveled)
Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities & Serious Injuries 343.3 342.0

Transit Asset Management (TAM) Plan Targets (MN and WI)

In accordance with federal law, each MPO (the MIC) must adopt Transit Asset Management targets in conjunction with transit agencies operating within the MPO (the Duluth Transit Authority or DTA).

The MPO and transit provider have the option to either adopt the Transit Asset Management targets adopted by the state or to develop their own targets. The DTA decided to formulate and adopt their own targets, that were approved by the DTA Board of Directors on 8/29/18.  The MIC Policy Board passed Resolution 18-18, adopting those targets for both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the MPO, as follows:

Asset 4-Year Target
Rolling Stock <10% of active Fixed Route vehicles and <20% of Paratransit vehicles have reached their useful life.
Equipment <35% of equipment (i.e. service vehicles) have reached their useful life.
Parking/Pedestrian Facility <10% of parking/pedestrian facilities have a condition rating below 3 based on FTA’s TERM scale.
Administrative/Maintenance Facility <20% of facility elements within the Administrative & Maintenance Facility have a condition rating below 3.

PM3 - Highway System Performance Measures (WI)

All MPOs across the country must adopt performance measures for System Performance (PM3) by November 16, 2018.  They may either (a) adopt their state’s targets or (b) establish their own, quantifiable 4-year targets.

For the Wisconsin portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-16, adopting WisDOT’s performance measures for System Performance (PM3) for 2018, as follows:

Measure 2-Year Target 4-Year Target
Percent of Reliable Miles on the Interstate 94% 90%
Percent of Reliable Person Miles on the Non-Interstate NHS N/A 86%
Truck Time Reliability Index 1.4 1.6

                *NHS = National Highway System

Click to view more information about Performance Measures 2 and 3 for both MN and WI sides of the MIC area.

PM 2 - NHS Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures (WI)

For the Wisconsin portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-15, adopting WisDOT’s performance measures for Infrastructure Condition (PM2) for 2018, as follows:

Measure 2-Year Target 4-Year Target
Percent of NHS* Bridges in Good Condition 50% 50%
Percent of NHS Bridges in Poor Condition 3% 3%
Percent of Interstate Pavement in Good Condition N/A 45%
Percent of Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition N/A 5%
Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavement in Good Condition 20% 20%
Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavement in Poor Condition 12% 12%

               *NHS = National Highway System

Click to view more information about Performance Measures 2 and 3 for both MN and WI sides of the MIC area.

PM3 - Highway System Performance Measures (MN)

All MPOs across the country must adopt performance targets for National Highway System (NHS) Performance and Freight Movement on the Interstate System (PM3) by November 16, 2018.  They may either (a) adopt their state’s targets or (b) establish their own, quantifiable 4-year targets.

For the Minnesota portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-14, adopting MnDOT’s performance measures for System Performance (PM3) for 2018, as follows:

Measure 2-Year Target 4-Year Target
Percent of Reliable Person Miles on the Interstate 80% 80%
Percent of Reliable Person Miles on the Non-Interstate NHS N/A 75%
Truck Travel Time Reliability Index 1.5 1.5

               *NHS = National Highway System

Click to view more information about Performance Measures 2 and 3 for both MN and WI sides of the MIC area.

PM 2 - NHS Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures (MN)

For the Minnesota portion of the MIC area, the MIC Board passed Resolution #18-13, adopting MnDOT’s performance measures for Infrastructure Condition (PM2) for 2018, as follows:

Measure 2-Year Target 4-Year Target
Percent of NHS* Bridges in Good Condition 50% 50%
Percent of NHS Bridges in Poor Condition 4% 4%
Percent of Interstate Pavement in Good Condition N/A 55%
Percent of Interstate Pavement in Poor Condition N/A 2%
Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavement in Good Condition 50% 50%
Percent of Non-Interstate NHS Pavement in Poor Condition 4% 4%

               *NHS = National Highway System

Click to view more information about Performance Measures 2 and 3 for both MN and WI sides of the MIC area.

 

PM1 - 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) 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 - 2018 Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) 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 quantifiable 4-year targets. The MIC has chosen to adopt MnDOT and 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.  The deadline for adopting performance measures for Infrastructure Condition (PM2) and System Performance (PM3) is November 16, 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 Measures

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