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MAP-21 performance management

In July 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act ( MAP-21 ) became law. The primary objectives of MAP-21 are to increase the transparency and accountability related to states' investment of federal taxpayer dollars into transportation infrastructure and services nationwide, and to ensure that states distribute funds to transportation projects that collectively make progress toward the achievement of national goals. MAP-21 aims to achieve set objectives by assessing the performance of state transportation systems compared to national goals and enforcing minimum requirements. 

The USDOT is publishing Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) relating to the MAP-21 performance management provisions, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is assisting state DOTs as they interpret and implement the proposed performance management programs. Additional information about performance measurement and reporting is available at FHWA's Transportation Performance Management webpage

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is tracking the release of proposed rules intended to improve transportation system performance at the state and local levels.

The new transportation rules will require state DOTs to measure and report performance in the following areas: safety, pavement and bridge, system performance/congestion, freight movement, and congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ).

New and noteworthy: MAP-21 & Planning Folio

MAP-21 & Planning Washington State folio 11" x 17" (pdf 156kb) - Sept 2017
MAP-21 & Planning Washington State folio alternate format 8-1/2" x 11" (pdf 159kb) - Sept 2017
In September 2017, WSDOT published a folio describing the requirements governing the State DOT, MPO and RTPO planning processes enacted by the MAP-21 federal planning rule. Refer to the folio printing instructions (pdf 230kb) for step-by-step instructions on how to print these folios. 

Additional WSDOT website resources: 
Local agency funding  
Washington State National Highway System (NHS) routes 

Performance management documents & resources

In September 2016, WSDOT responded to a request from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for an Initial State Performance Report for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The Initial State Performance Report (pdf 2,625kb) covers issues ranging from the state asset management plan to freight bottlenecks.

MAP-21 Overview WSDOT folio 11" x 17" (pdf 348kb) - April 2015
Alternate 8-1/2" x 11" format (pdf 414kb)
This folio provides general information about proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements, and implementation timelines. Washington State's collaboration structure and process is described in the Collaboration MAP-21 WSDOT folio (pdf 881kb) . Additional information and contacts for measuring current performance in Washington State is available in the Data Contact MAP-21 WSDOT folio (pdf 784kb) .  

The following is a directory of relevant documents for specific performance management programs, organized by national performance goals. Refer to the folio printing instructions (pdf 230kb)  for step-by-step instructions on how to print these folios.

Funding & performance penalties 

Funding MAP-21 WSDOT technical folio 11" x 17" (pdf 330kb) - November 2015
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 252kb)
This folio outlines the funding implications for not meeting pavement, bridge and/or safety performance targets. In addition, the MAP-21 Funding penalties overview table (pdf 391kb) breaks down the potential penalties in Washington state by the MAP-21 core program. 

Asset management

The MAP-21 Asset Management WSDOT Folio (pdf 755kb) - June 2015 outlines the proposed rules establishing a process for the development of a risk-based asset management plan. Such a plan is a key management plan for state DOTs to make decisions about where and when to invest local, state and federal funds in the transportation system.

MAP-21 Transit Asset Management WSDOT  11" x 17" (pdf 836kb) - October 2016
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 837kb)
An outline of proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements as well as WSDOT's current performance related to proposed transit asset management plan measures.