Performance Measures

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21, enacted in 2012) following the last OKI Plan Update, strengthened the growing focus on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning. The law required States and MPO’s to establish transportation performance measures and targets for all of the MAP-21 performance goals areas, including safety, infrastructure condition, system performance and environmental sustainability. MAP-21 further required MPOs to include “a system performance report and subsequent updates evaluating the condition and performance of the transportation system with respect to the performance targets”.

The current federal transportation law, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, was enacted in December 2015. The FAST Act continues MAP-21 provisions on using performance-based approaches in transportation planning. States and MPO’s must establish transportation performance measures and targets for certain goal areas, including safety, infrastructure condition, system performance and environmental sustainability.

At the time of this Plan Update, state performance measure targets had not yet been established. MPOs are to establish targets within 180 days after the states. OKI will continue work with our state DOTs to establish and adopt targets between 2016 and the next Plan Update scheduled for 2020. In the meantime, OKI has focused attention on how this Plan’s recommendations support five performance goals.



The transportation system should provide for reducing the risk of crashes that cause death or injuries. The Plan will consider recommendations to address problem crash locations for all travel modes that reduce the risk of crashes that cause death or injuries.

Infrastructure Condition

This Plan’s foundation is preserving and optimizing the region’s existing transportation system and infrastructure. In addition to improvement projects to meet this goal, this 2040 Plan includes an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) set aside totaling $5,024,490,048.

Mobility and Congestion

This goal can also be referred to as System Performance or how well people and commodities can move with greater speed and less congestion to improve efficiency.

Environment Sustainability

Strategies that promote the effective and efficient use of natural resources would reduce mobile source emissions and would also have a beneficial effect on other environmental issues and quality of life. Transportation recommendations that promote multimodal travel alternatives and reduced vehicle trips can help address this goal.

Economic Vitality

In addition to the four performance goals presented in MAP-21 and continued in The FAST Act, OKI has added a fifth goal of Economic Vitality. The transportation network can support the economic vitality of the region by enabling global competitiveness, productivity and efficiency as shown through the plan’s emphasis on improvement projects that address this issue.

Which 2040 Plan Projects Support OKI Performance Measure Goals?

OKI staff reviewed each 2040 Plan improvement recommendations and determined which of the five performance goals the project plans to address with the greatest positive impact. The results of this analysis are presented in the interactive map below.

Performance Measures

As a performance-based transportation plan, the OKI 2040 Regional Transportation Plan includes baseline information on the transportation system, identifies goals, objectives and performance targets, forecasts future conditions, identifies strategies and investments and includes a financial plan that balances investments with reasonably expected resources. OKI has identified performance measures for each of the goals.  This information serves as baseline information for the 2040 Plan.

Performance measures identified include the following:


  • Automobile fatalities
  • Automobile Injuries
  • Automobile crash rate
  • Bicycle fatalities
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Pedestrian fatalities
  • Pedestrian crashes

Infrastructure Condition

  • Number of bridges functionally obsolete
  • Number of bridges structurally deficient
  • Percent of Interstates in good condition
  • Percent of non-Interstates in good condition

Mobility and Congestion

  • Daily hours of person delay
  • Percent of daily vehicle miles of travel in congestion
  • Daily hours of truck delay on freight network
  • Average incident clearance time
  • Annual transit ridership per capita

Environmental Sustainability

  • Pollutant concentrations

Performance Website

OKI’s Performance Website identifies performance measures and reports on the existing conditions and recent trends related to the performance of the transportation system.  Information on the OKI Performance Website will continue to be periodically updated as new data becomes available.  As additional federal guidance and rules are promulgated and performance targets established, this additional information will be made available on the website.