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Transportation Performance Management for Congestion including Freight

PROGRAM AREA: Transportation Performance Management
Web-conference Training (WCT)Web-conference Training (WCT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
7 Hours
0.7 Units
$0 Per Participant
7 Hours
0.7 Units
$0 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 10 Maximum: 20

NOTES:IMPORTANT: This is a blended WBT/WCT course with two required components: 1) six hours of WBT and 2) one hour of live WCT instruction. Sessions are offered in three-week periods (see schedule below), with the WCT portion held toward the end of the three weeks. You should complete the WBT prior to attending the WCT session. We recommend that you take notes while moving through the WBT, particularly on the exercises, so that you can ask questions effectively during the live WCT session. This course is offered free of charge by the FHWA Office of Infrastructure.


'Transportation Performance Management for Congestion including Freight' is a seven-hour course, which includes a six-hour web-based training course and a required one-hour live web conference session.

In many locations around the country, transportation agencies are tasked with the mandate to improve system performance, while struggling with limited budgets and resources. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) established a new performance-based Federal-aid program that was continued under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST), which required State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to "assess the performance of the Interstate and non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) for the purpose of carrying out the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP); to assess freight movement on the Interstate System; and to assess traffic congestion and on-road mobile source emissions for the purpose of carrying out the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program".

The goal of this course is to provide the target audience with the skills and abilities to compile and analyze highway system performance data, calculate highway system performance measures, establish highway system performance targets, report highway system performance, and assess progress toward achieving performance targets. (Note: This course does not cover the CMAQ emission measure.)

The course consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Highway System Performance Management Overview

Module 2: Performance-Based Planning and Programming

Module 3: Congestion and Freight Measures

Module 4: Data for Measuring Highway System Performance

Module 5: Calculating Congestion and Freight Measures

Module 6: Setting System Performance Targets

Module 7: Performance Evaluation and Reporting

End of Course Assessment

Exercise Review and Discussion (Live WCT)

After completing the WBT modules, participants must complete an end-of-course-assessment covering the content of the WBT modules. After completing the WBT, including the assessment, participants must participate in a live WCT session, during which instructors will go over the course exercises and answer participant questions.

This course was launched in March 2019.

UPCOMING SESSIONS (Scroll down to sign up):

June/July Session:

= Take 6 hours of WBT on your own between June 24th and July 10th.

= Attend live WCT from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, July 11th.

August/September Session:

= Take 6 hours of WBT on your own between August 26th and September 11th.

= Attend live WCT from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, September 12th.

To enroll in this WBT/WCT course, select the 'View Sessions' button and select 'Add To Cart' next to your session choice. If there are no upcoming sessions, select 'Sign Up for Session Alerts.'


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the transportation performance management requirements related to highway system performance.
  • Describe the performance-based planning process as it applies to highway system performance.
  • Identify required highway system performance measures and their role in system performance management.
  • Identify the steps in processing highway system performance data, including manipulating NPMRDS probe data sets to obtain the data needed to calculate the performance measures.
  • Calculate highway system performance measures.
  • Discuss the application of target setting approaches to highway system performance.
  • Describe required process for highway system performance monitoring, reporting, and evaluation.


The target audience for this WBT/WCT course includes staff involved in establishing system performance targets for State Departments of Transportation (State DOT) staff and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). This target audience includes planners, system operators, traffic engineers, freight planners, and performance managers from State, local, and Federal agencies and MPOs. FHWA Division Office Freight staff is also included as target audience for this course.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


Start Date: 6/24/2019
End Date: 7/11/2019
Location: Online
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Start Date: 8/26/2019
End Date: 9/13/2019
Location: Online
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