In July 2012, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act ( MAP-21 ) became law. The primary objectives of MAP-21 are to increase the transparency and accountability related to states' investment of federal taxpayer dollars into transportation infrastructure and services nationwide, and to ensure that states distribute funds to transportation projects that collectively make progress toward the achievement of national goals. MAP-21 aims to achieve set objectives by assessing the performance of state transportation systems compared to national goals and enforcing minimum requirements.
The USDOT is publishing Notices of Proposed Rulemakings (NPRMs) relating to the MAP-21 performance management provisions, and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is assisting state DOTs as they interpret and implement the proposed performance management programs. Additional information about performance measurement and reporting is available at FHWA's Transportation Performance Management webpage .
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is tracking the release of proposed rules intended to improve transportation system performance at the state and local levels.
The new transportation rules will require state DOTs to measure and report performance in the following areas: safety, pavement and bridge, system performance/congestion, freight movement, and congestion mitigation and air quality (CMAQ).
Additional WSDOT website resources:
Local agency funding
Washington State National Highway System (NHS) routes
Performance management documents & resources
In September 2016, WSDOT responded to a request from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for an Initial State Performance Report for the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The Initial State Performance Report (pdf 2,625kb) covers issues ranging from the state asset management plan to freight bottlenecks.
MAP-21 Overview WSDOT folio 11" x 17" (pdf 348kb) - April 2015
Alternate 8-1/2" x 11" format (pdf 414kb)
This folio provides general information about proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements, and implementation timelines. Washington State's collaboration structure and process is described in the Collaboration MAP-21 WSDOT folio (pdf 881kb) . Additional information and contacts for measuring current performance in Washington State is available in the Data Contact MAP-21 WSDOT folio (pdf 784kb) .
The following is a directory of relevant documents for specific performance management programs, organized by national performance goals. Refer to the folio printing instructions (pdf 230kb) for step-by-step instructions on how to print these folios.
Funding & performance penalties
Funding MAP-21 WSDOT technical folio 11" x 17" (pdf 330kb) - November 2015
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 252kb)
This folio outlines the funding implications for not meeting pavement, bridge and/or safety performance targets. In addition, the MAP-21 Funding penalties overview table (pdf 391kb) breaks down the potential penalties in Washington state by the MAP-21 core program.
USDOT Proposed Rule (Safety Performance) (pdf 588kb) - March 2014
NPRM: National performance management measures for the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
USDOT Proposed Rule (Highway Safety Improvement Program) (pdf 346kb) - March 2014
NPRM: Highway Safety Improvement Program
Safety MAP-21 WSDOT technical folio 11" x 17" (pdf 551kb) - May 2015
Alternate 8-1/2" x 11" format (pdf 410kb)
An outline of proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements as well as WSDOT's current and projected performance related to proposed safety measures.
Washington State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (pdf 12mb) - December 2013
Washington state's goal to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030.
National Highway Performance Program
USDOT Proposed Rule (Pavement and Bridges) (pdf 3.45mb) - January 2015
NPRM: National performance management measures for the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP), Pavement and Bridges.
Pavement MAP-21 WSDOT technical folio 11" x 17" (pdf 552kb) - May 2015
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 439kb)
An outline of proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements as well as WSDOT's current performance related to proposed pavement condition measures.
Bridge MAP-21 WSDOT technical folio 11" x 17" (pdf 567kb) - May 2015
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 510kb)
An outline of proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements as well as WSDOT's current performance related to proposed bridge condition measures.
Reports MAP-21 WSDOT diagram (pdf 449kb) - April 2015
A diagram showing the relation between data collection, baseline measurement, target setting, performance reporting and potential penalties.
WSDOT Pavement Annual Report (pdf 946kb) - December 2014
Washington state highway pavement condition report from WSDOT's Gray Notebook 56.
WSDOT Bridge Annual Report (pdf 1.9mb) - June 2015
Washington state highway bridge condition report from WSDOT's Gray Notebook 58.
System Performance/Congestion, Freight Movement and the Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Program
A Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) was released on April 22, 2016 regarding national performance measures for system performance/congestion, freight and congestion mitigation and air quality . In the near future, WSDOT will produce a folio outlining the proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements, as well as WSDOT’s current and projected performance related to proposed measures, which will be posted on this website.
USDOT Proposed Rule (System Performance, Freight, CMAQ) (pdf 3.0mb) - April 2016
NPRM: National Performance Management Measures; Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
WSDOT Comments (pdf 191kb) - August 2016
WSDOT comments to the federal docket for System Performance, Freight and Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality.
WSDOT’s annual multimodal analysis of state highway system performance is the Washington State Corridor Capacity Report (pdf 11.2 mb).
Washington State Freight Mobility Plan (pdf 5.7mb) - October 2014
Analysis of Washington's intermodal freight system to maintain Washington's position as a global gateway, support goods movement and rural economies. Analysis of Washington's multimodal freight system.
WSDOT Freight Annual Report (pdf 580kb) - June 2015
Truck movement, goods origination and freight activity report from WSDOT's Gray Notebook 58.
The MAP-21 Asset Management WSDOT Folio (pdf 755kb) - June 2015 outlines the proposed rules establishing a process for the development of a risk-based asset management plan. Such a plan is a key management plan for state DOTs to make decisions about where and when to invest local, state and federal funds in the transportation system.
MAP-21 Transit Asset Management WSDOT 11" x 17" (pdf 836kb) - October 2016
Alternative 8-1/2" by 11" format (pdf 837kb)
An outline of proposed rules, measurement and reporting requirements as well as WSDOT's current performance related to proposed transit asset management plan measures.