Linking Transportation Performance and Accountability
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International Technology Scanning Program
- Great Britain
- New Zealand
- Executive Summary
- Broad Policy Goals and Collaboration
- Performance-Driven Funding Allocations: A Difficult Goal
- Demonstrating Return on Investment: Value for Money
- Ambitious Goals and Visions Drive Investment
- Accountability Is Transparent
- Limited Number of High-Level Measures
- "Do It With People, Not To Them"
- Outcomes Relate to the Public in Personal Terms
- Performance Management Takes Time and Resources
- Outcomes Are Difficult to Measure
- Short-Term Results Can Be Overemphasized
- Candid, Confidential Reporting Has Its Place
- Reorganization and Refocus: From Building Highways to Moving People
- Highway Corridors Remain Important
- Sustainability With Mobility
- Safety Focus Is Emphatic
- Measures Drive Operations Innovation
- Key Lessons Learned
List of Figures and Tables
- Figure 1. Scan cochair Robert Tally presents in Stockholm, Sweden.
- Figure 2. A long-term focus on safety has dramatically reduced fatalities in Victoria, Australia. This type of ongoing and transparent reporting of trends and performance was found throughout the scan of international best practices in linking transportation performance to budget expenditures.
- Figure 3. Continuous tracking of performance occurs with safety and other key performance measures in the Victoria, Australia, performance management sytem. Although performance metrics are tracked monthly, the biggest benefit of performance management comes from evaluating long-term trends, said officials from the visited agencies.
- Figure 4. Helping regional and local governments track and meet targets was recommended in lieu of penalties.
- Figure 5. Sweden's strong environmental focus was evident in this public monument seen on a Stockholm street that illustrates traffic growth trends and air emissions.
- Figure 6. Britain's use of hard shoulder running resulted from its focus on using low-cost strategies to improve travel times.
- US Department of Transporation/Federal Highway Administration
In cooperation with:
- American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
- National Cooperative Highway Research Program