The passage of MAP-21 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 (USDOT) established national performance measures.
This course explains the elements of target setting and focuses on how to set reasonable, attainable targets.
The primary target audience for this training is:
· Technical roles responsible for setting targets (i.e., safety program manager, pavement management engineer, bridge/structure management engineer, freight planner, mobility program manager, traffic engineer, environmental planner, etc.)
· Planning/programming staff who develop the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and Regional Transportation Improvement Plans (RTIPs) (i.e., multimodal planning manager, senior transportation planner/analyst, statewide planning and programming manager, transportation planning manager, regional planner)
· Staff dedicated to performance management (existence of these positions will vary across agencies) (i.e., performance management manager, chief performance officer)
· 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
Secondary target audiences for this training include:
· Higher-level decision makers who will ultimately decide on which targets to use
The focus of this training will be at the State/MPO level. This will be the lens through which the training is designed. Federal employees will learn about their role in the context of States/MPOs going through the target setting steps.
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