'Effective Target Setting for Transportation Performance Management' is a 2-day Instructor-led Training (ILT) course offered by NHI, the authoritative source in transportation training.
Transportation agencies have been moving toward a performance-based management approach for over a decade. The passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Act further emphasized the importance of target setting within a performance management context. MAP-21 requires State Departments of Transportation (State DOTs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and public transit providers to set performance targets for the United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT's) established national performance measures.
It is anticipated that performance management principles will carry forward in subsequent legislation as it has been shown to be good business practice and has been supported by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). While FHWA and most State DOTs and MPOs have experience with developing performance measures and reporting on condition/performance, experience is much more limited in setting performance targets and reporting on the achievement (or not) of those targets. Understanding and applying targets within a TPM program is a critical component of TPM.
This course will provide the information needed on how to establish and use performance targets. The course will answer these broad questions: What is a target?, Why should I set targets?, How do I set targets?, How do I use targets? The focus of this training will be at the State/MPO level. Federal employees will learn about their role in the context of States/MPOs going through the target setting steps.
This course includes a written assessment. The course content was last updated in October 2017.
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The target audience for this Instructor-led Training course includes the following:
+ Technical roles responsible for setting targets
+ Planning/programming staff who develop the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and Regional Transportation Improvement Plans (RTIPs)
+ Staff dedicated to performance management
+ Individuals who will be involved in coordination/collaboration of target setting
+ Federal Highway Administration/Division Office employees and FTA employees who provide oversight for and assistance with target setting, including Performance and Management Analysts (PMAs) and subject area specialists who will assist their state and local partners
A secondary target audience for this training includes higher-level decision makers who will ultimately decide on which targets to use.
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