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Federal Performance Targets

Federal law requires MTC to set performance targets for the nine-county Bay Area that support national transportation goals such as reducing traffic fatalities and improving highway infrastructure.

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has established requirements for performance management to ensure the most efficient investment of Federal transportation funds, support improved investment decision-making, increase accountability and transparency, and establish performance-based planning and programming.

As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, MTC is responsible for setting short-range performance targets to comply with federal law and support national transportation goals such as reducing traffic fatalities and improving highway infrastructure.

This page will function as a "hub" for the federal performance targets and performance monitoring project as MTC works to address following federal goal areas:

  • Safety
  • Infrastructure Condition
  • System Reliability
  • Freight Movement and Economic Vitality
  • Congestion Reduction
  • Environmental Sustainability

At present, MTC has set targets for 21 of 28 performance measures. Targets for the final seven performance measures will be set for the first time in 2020.

Detailed performance monitoring data and analysis is currently available on the Vital Signs website.

Key Reports

  1. Federal Performance Target-Setting Requirements - Delegation of Authority and Overview of Performance Measures – June 2, 2017
  2. 2018 Safety Performance Targets - Recommendation and Options Evaluated – October 16, 2017
  3. Federal Performance Target-Setting Update – November 2018

Staff Contact

For questions about federal performance target-setting activities, please contact Raleigh McCoy, rmccoy@bayareametro.gov.