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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

R&T Portfolio: Performance-Based Planning

Improving the Nation’s transportation system begins with effective planning. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is researching methodologies to improve the planning process by introducing objective performance measures for evaluating policy and investment decisions. Performance-based planning and programming will provide a data-driven approach to decisionmaking that allows agencies to allocate resources efficiently and maximize return on investment (ROI). FHWA is working with States and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to develop and implement performance-based planning and programming processes.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide a strategic, data-driven approach to decisionmaking that enables transportation agencies to efficiently allocate resources, maximize ROI, and achieve desired performance goals.
  • Support and provide resources for States and MPOs implementing performance-based planning and programming processes.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the implementation of performance-based planning and programming.

Contact Us

Office of Planning, Environment, and Realty
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20003
United States

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