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Pursuant to the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and carried through into the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) must employ a transportation performance management approach in carrying out their federally required planning and programming activities. In accordance with this requirement, the Capital Region Transportation Council has agreed to plan and program projects that contribute toward the accomplishment of the State DOT targets for the categories below. For more information on the specific targets for each performance area please use the dropdown menus below and see the New Visions 2050 System Performance Report and Transportation Improvement Program for more information on how the Transportation Council supports these targets through planning activities and project programming. 

Safety Targets

On March 15, 2016, FHWA published the final rule for the HSIP and Safety Performance Management (Safety PM) Measures in the Federal Register with an effective date of April 14, 2016. This rule requires States to set annual targets for five safety performance measures. The Capital Region Transportation Council may establish safety targets by agreeing to plan and program projects that contribute towards the accomplishment of the New Yor State targets, or establish its own targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its safety targets.

The Capital Region Transportation Council agreed to support the NYSDOT statewide 2024 targets for the following Safety Performance Measures based on five-year rolling averaged per Title 23 Part 490.207 of the Code of Federal Regulations on December 7, 2023, Via Resolution #23-10.

Safety Performance Measures 2024 Target
1. Number of Fatalities* 1,016.1
2. Rate of Fatalities (Fatalities/100 M VMT)* 0.886
3. Number of Serious Injuries* 11,089.9
4. Rate of Serious Injuries (Serious Injuries/100 M VMT) 9.606
5. Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Non-motorized Serious Injuries 2,628.4

 

Pavement Targets

On January 18, 2017, FHWA published the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule in the Federal Register. This second FHWA performance measure rule, which has an effective date of May 20, 2017 (originally February 17, 2017), established four performance measures to assess pavement conditions for the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP). This rule requires States to set targets for four pavement condition performance measures. The Capital Region Transportation Council may establish pavement condition targets by agreeing to plan and program projects that contribute towards the accomplishment of the New Yor State targets or establish its own targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its targets.

NYSDOT established the most recent statewide pavement condition performance targets in the table below on December 16, 2022. The Capital Region Transportation Council agreed to support the NYSDOT statewide targets on June 1, 2023, via Resolution #23-4.

Federal Pavement Measures 2021 Baseline 2023 Target 2025 Target
1. Interstate NHS % Good 45.3% 53.2% 54.3%
2. Interstate NHS % Poor 1.1% 1.4% 1.7%
3. Non-Interstate NHS % Good 18.9% 22.3% 20.7%
4. Non-Interstate NHS % Poor 7.6% 9.3% 10.9%

 

Bridge Targets

On January 18, 2017, FHWA published the Pavement and Bridge Condition Performance Measures Final Rule in the Federal Register. This second FHWA performance measure rule, which has an effective date of May 20, 2017 (originally February 17, 2017), established six performance measures to assess pavement conditions and bridge conditions for the National Highway Performance Program (NHPP). This rule requires States to set targets for two bridge condition performance measures. The Capital Region Transportation Council may establish bridge condition targets by agreeing to plan and program projects that contribute towards the accomplishment of the New Yor State targets or establish its own targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its targets.

NYSDOT established the most recent statewide bridge condition performance targets in the table below on December 16, 2022. The Capital Region Transportation Council agreed to support the NYSDOT statewide targets on June 1, 2023, via Resolution #23-5.

Bridge Performance Measures 2021 Baseline 2023 Target 2025 Target
% of National Highway System Bridges Classified as in Good Condition 25.3% 24.1% 21.1%
% of National Highway System Bridges Classified as in Poor Condition 11.3% 12.5% 12.8%

 

Freight Performance Targets

On January 18, 2017, FHWA published the system performance, freight, and CMAQ Performance Measures Final Rule in the Federal Register. This third and final FHWA performance measure rule, which has an effective date of May 20, 2017 (originally February 17, 2017), established six performance measures to assess the performance of the NHS, freight movement on the Interstate System, and traffic congestion and on-road mobile source emissions for the CMAQ Program. This rule requires States to set targets for one freight movement performance measure that represents the reliability of truck travel time on the interstate system. The Capital Region Transportation Council may establish freight movement performance targets by agreeing to plan and program projects that contribute towards the accomplishment of the New York State targets or establish its own targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its targets.

NYSDOT established the most recent statewide freight performance targets in the table below on December 16, 2022. The Capital Region Transportation Council agreed to support the NYSDOT statewide targets on June 1, 2023, via Resolution #23-3.

Year Truck Travel Time Reliability Index Target (TTTR)
2021 (Baseline) 1.39*
2023 Target 2.00
2025 Target 2.00

 *Adjusted from 1.38

National Highway System Performance Targets

On January 18, 2017, FHWA published the system performance, freight, and CMAQ Performance Measures Final Rule in the Federal Register. This third and final FHWA performance measure rule, which has an effective date of May 20, 2017 (originally February 17, 2017), established six performance measures to assess the performance of the National Highway System (NHS), freight movement on the Interstate System, and traffic congestion and on-road mobile source emissions for the CMAQ Program. This rule requires States to set targets for two NHS performance measures that represent the reliability of travel times for all vehicles on the Interstate and Non-Interstate NHS. The Capital Region Transportation Council may establish NHS performance targets by agreeing to plan and program projects that contribute towards the accomplishment of the New York State targets or establish its own targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its targets.

NYSDOT established the most recent statewide NHS performance targets in the table below on December 16, 2022. The Capital Region Transportation Council agreed to support the NYSDOT statewide targets on June 1, 2023, via Resolution #23-2.

Year Percent of Person-Miles on the Interstate System that are Reliable (Interstate LOTTR) Percent of Person-Miles on the Non-Interstate System that are Reliable (Non-Interstate LOTTR)
2021 (Baseline) 81.6%* 85.7%
2023 75.0% 70.0%
2025 75.0% 70.0%

* Adjusted from 82.2%

 

Transit Asset Management Targets

On July 26, 2016, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the final Transit Asset Management rule. This rule applies to all recipients and subrecipients of Federal transit funding that own, operate, or manage public transportation capital assets. The rule defines the term “state of good repair” (SGR), requires that public transportation providers develop and implement transit asset management (TAM) plans, and establishes performance measures for four transit asset categories: rolling stock, equipment, transit infrastructure, and facilities. The rule became effective on October 1, 2016.

Public transportation providers must establish TAM targets annually for the following fiscal year and report them to FTA.  Each provider shares its targets with the MPO in which the provider’s projects and services are programmed in the MPO’s TIP.  The MPO is required to establish its first set of TAM targets within 180 days of the date that public transportation provider established its first targets.  After this, MPOs are not required to establish TAM targets each year after the transit provider establishes targets. Instead, MPOs must set updated TAM targets when the MPO updates its LRTP.

The Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA) set the following transit asset management targets on April 13, 2018:

Rolling Stock Performance Measures by Asset Class What it Measures: Percent of revenue vehicles within an asset class that have either met or exceeded their Expected Useful Life (EUL)  2019 & 2020 Target

Bus - Articulated (60 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - BRT State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Hybrid (30 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Hybrid (40 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Large Bus (30 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Large Bus (40 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Commutuer Service (40-45 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Medium Bus (26-29 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Bus - Small Bus (20-25 foot) State of Good Repair 10%
Trolley State of Good Repair 10%

 

Equipment Performance Measures by Asset Class What it Measures: Percent of vehicles within an asset class that have either met or exceeded their Expected Useful Life (EUL)  2019 & 2020 Target

Car/Van/SUV State of Good Repair 20%
Truck - (1) Light Duty State of Good Repair 20%
Truck - (2) Medium Duty State of Good Repair 20%
Truck - (3) Heavy Duty State of Good Repair 20%
Truck - (4) Heavy, Heavy Duty State of Good Repair 20%
Service Truck (Non Revenue) State of Good Repair 20%
Forklift (Non Revenue) State of Good Repair 20%
Wheel Polisher State of Good Repair 20%

 

Facilities Performance Measure What it Measures: 
Percentage of assets with condition rating below 3.0 on FTA TERM Scale
2019 & 2020 Target

Albany Transportation Building Facility Condition 20%
Albany Planning & Marketing Building Facility Condition 20%
Troy Transportation Building Facility Condition 20%
Schenectady Transportation Building Facility Condition 20%
Rensselaer Transportation Building Facility Condition 20%
Saratoga Rail Station Facility Condition 20%

 

 

Transit Safety

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a final Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) rule on July 19, 2018. Under this rulemaking, providers of public transportation systems that are a recipient or sub-recipient of FTA Urbanized Area Formula Grant Program funds under 49 U.S.C. Section 5307, or that operate a rail transit system that is subject to FTA’s State Safety Oversight Program, must develop and implement a PTASP based on a Safety Management Systems (SMS) approach. As it relates to this documentation, each PTASP must include performance targets based on the safety performance measures established in FTA’s National Public Transportation Safety Plan (NSP). Other elements of a PTASP include but are not limited to approval by the agency’s Accountable Executive and Board of Directors, designation of a Chief Safety Officer, documented processes of the agency’s SMS, an employee reporting program, and process and timeline for annual reviews and updates of the PTASP.

Upon establishing transit safety targets, a public transportation provider must make the targets available to the MPO in which the provider’s projects and services are programmed in the MPO’s TIP.  The MPO is required to establish its first set of transit safety targets within 180 days of the date that provider established its first targets.  After this, MPOs are not required to establish transit safety targets each year after the transit provider establishes targets. Instead, MPOs must set updated targets when the MPO updates its LRTP.

The Capital District Transportation Authority set the following transit safety targets in June 2020:

Transit Mode Fatalities
(Total)
Fatalities
(Rate*)
Injuries
(Total)
Injuries
(Rate)
Safety Events
(Total)
Safety Events
(Rate)
System Reliability**
Bus 0 0 54 7.0 49 6.3 17,000
Commuter Bus 0 0 2 6.9 3 10.4 70,000
Demand Response (Paratransit) 0 0 3 2.7 3 2.7 46,000
Demand Response (Taxi) 0 0 1 0.07 1 0.7 0

* Rates are per vehicle revenue miles
**Mean distance between failure (miles)