Federal Transportation Performance Measures

Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Federal Transportation Performance Measures (TPM) site. Wisconsin is not new to performance management, however in 2012 the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) established TPM requirements for states and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs). This began with the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” or MAP-21 and continued with the “Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act” or “FAST” Act.  

In March 2016, FHWA finalized TPM rules for safety, Performance Measure 1, commonly referred to as PM1. In 2017, they finalized the TPM rules for system performance infrastructure condition, including bridges and pavement, Performance Measure 2, commonly referred to as PM2, and final rules for freight movement, congestion mitigation and air quality​, Performance Measure 3, commonly referred to as PM3. FHWA’s TPM requirements are integrated with other new FHWA rules, such as asset management, planning, and transit state of good repair.   

This sit​e is intended to demonstrate WisDOT’s commitment and progress to setting and adopting targets for each national performance measure. Links and resources are provided to connect you to our MPOs and Federal partners. FHWA’s Transportation Performance Management (TPM) State Performance Dashboard for Wisconsin displays our state’s progress in these measures. Frequently asked questions, fact sheets and more detailed information on FHWA’s TPM Rulemakings can be found at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/rule.cfm​.  

The Department continues to be a leader in using performance to inform decisions. In addition to reporting federal performance requirements, Wisconsin established its own performance improvement program focusing on five core goal areas of Mobility, Accountability, Preservation, Safety and Service (MAPSS).

 These measures track performance across the state’s entire transportation system - with an emphasis on critical areas of continuous improvement to the traveling public by utilizing innovative road and bridge treatments, prioritizing state and local needs, and focusing on safety across all modes of transportation. The Department continues to evaluate and report on the state’s measures in addition to federal performance requirements. Maintaining a focus on performance metrics, provides WisDOT and its customers a better understanding both of the state’s multimodal transportation system, as well as Wisconsin’s NHS roads and bridges.

Please visit WisDOT’s MAPSS Performance Improvement Program site to learn about these additional performance measures.