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FHWA Publishes Performance Management Final Rules Required by MAP-21

On Wednesday, January 18, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published in the Federal Register the final rules for the last two national performance management measure regulations. One rule establishes regulations to assess the condition and performance of bridges on the NHS and of pavements on the Interstate and non-Interstate NHS. The other establishes regulations to assess the performance of the National Highway System (NHS), Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program.

Both rules have been issued to implement performance provisions established by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

In March 2016, FHWA published rules on safety performance measures and integration of performance management into the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). In May 2016, FHWA and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published a rule implementing changes to the planning process. And in October 2016, FHWA published a rule on asset management plans.

Performance management increases the accountability and transparency of the Federal-aid highway program and provides for a framework to support improved investment decision making through a focus on performance outcomes for key national transportation goals.

The Final Rule and NPRM webinars information can be found on the Presentations and Webinars page.