'Transportation Performance Management for Congestion including Freight, Self-Study' is a six-hour web-based training course offered by NHI.
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). The new program 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.
The course consists of the following WBT 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
The original course was launched in March 2019. This version of the course, which removes the live webconference component, was launched in September 2019.
Some of the modules include hands-on exercises to practice the calculations. Following these modules, participants must complete an end-of-course-assessment covering the content of the WBT modules.
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The target audience for this WBT 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.558.6873.