Transportation Performance Management
Transportation Performance Management (TPM) is part of the federal surface transportation system legislation. It is a strategic approach which uses information to make investment and policy decisions to achieve performance outcomes related to identified national goals. These goals include safety, infrastructure condition, congestion reduction, system reliability, freight movement and economic vitality, environmental sustainability, and reduced project delivery delays. For more information on TPM, visit Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Transportation Performance Management.
As part of TPM, state DOTs are required to establish performance targets related to safety, infrastructure conditions, and system performance. States are currently in the process of setting targets related to infrasctructure conditions and system performance but have already set performance targets related to safety. These targets are reported in the Highway Safety Improvement Plan.