Performance measures are indicators of progress toward attaining a goal, objective or target (a desired level of future performance).
Because Florida’s transportation system improvement needs exceed available funding, resources are invested in the most strategic, effective and efficient ways possible. Performance measures provide useful
“feedback” and are integrated into FDOT’s business practices on three levels:
- At the strategic level- Performance measures help to establish and inform goals, objectives, and strategies as well as to monitor
FDOT Mission attainment. Performance measures also communicate progress
toward achieving goals in transportation plans and programs such as the
Florida Transportation Plan, the
Strategic Highway Safety Plan, and the
Freight Mobility and Trade Plan.
- At the decision-making level- Performance measures are used to inform and assess the financial policies for allocating funds among programs such as highway preservation, system expansion, and public transportation.
Decision makers also consider various trends impacting transportation system performance.
- At the project delivery level- After projects are selected, performance measures help to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of projects and services in the
Five Year Work Program and in relation to FDOT’s
Transportation Asset Management Plan. The measures also support organizational and operational improvements.