Great Lakes Regional Transportation Operations Coalition

Multistate Mobility Performance

Transportation performance management continues to gain awareness and prominence, and GLRTOC emphasizes improved transportation operations across borders and at the megaregion scale. However, at this scale there are even more disparate traffic data collection approaches, as well as lengthy rural segments that have no instrumentation or data collection, even on the critical interstate routes that serve longer-distance travelers and freight movement.

To address this, GLRTOC has embarked on a multistate corridor performance management effort, consistent with ongoing MAP-21 national performance guidelines and rulemaking status. This project will focus on developing corridor mobility performance management in the Great Lakes megaregion along the major interstate corridors and border crossings.

GLRTOC agencies will coordinate the business process of corridor performance management. This includes an assessment of each agency’s current efforts in the area of transportation operations performance management, data sources used, performance measures or metrics evaluated (e.g., travel times, reliability measures, user delay cost, recovery or regain time following adverse environmental conditions, etc.), performance reporting mechanisms utilized, and ultimately how performance goals and metrics are used in planning and guiding investment in improvements.

With the multistate corridor performance measures and targets identified, there will be regular (monthly, quarterly, and annual) performance monitoring and reporting. Execution of this task is dependent on data availability, whether from individual agencies or utilizing the National Performance Management Research Data Set (NPMRDS). The performance reporting will include comparisons on measures such as travel time reliability, percent congested, etc., and trends related to GLRTOC corridor performance goals identified in the previous task. The data and web-based reporting mechanism will also be utilized for after-action review of major incidents, high-impact work zones, or adverse winter weather conditions, including assessment and reporting of recovery or regain time.

Funding: MCOM FFY 2012, Wisconsin DOT