Florida Transportation Performance



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State Performance Management Requirements

Florida Statute 334.046 establishes a framework for transportation performance management in Florida. This section of Florida Statute:

  • Codifies FDOT’s mission
  • Requires FDOT to develop the Florida Transportation Plan, which “shall document…the goals and objectives that provide statewide policy guidance for accomplishing the department’s mission.”
  • Sets specific performance targets for preservation of the state’s transportation infrastructure, and
  • Requires FDOT to conduct a macroeconomic analysis of the linkages between transportation investment and economic performance.

Many other sections of Florida Statute contain references to transportation performance. For example:

  • Florida Statute 334.048 discusses FDOT management accountability and monitoring systems to evaluate whether the department’s goals are being accomplished efficiently and cost-effectively, and ensure compliance with all laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to the department’s operations;
  • Florida Statute 339.175 codifies objectives and principles for Metropolitan Transportation Planning, including requirements that MPO Long Range Transportation Plans “be consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local government comprehensive plans of the units of local government located within the jurisdiction of the MPO” and “consider the goals and objectives identified in the Florida Transportation Plan.”
  • Florida Statute 341.041 address performance management for public transit and intercity bus services, requiring FDOT to “develop, publish, and administer state measures concerning system management, performance, productivity, cost distribution, and safety of governmentally owned public transit systems and privately owned or operated systems financed wholly or in part by state funding.” Further, Florida Statute 341.071 requires public transit providers to establish public transportation development plans that establish “productivity and performance measures,” reports progress relative to these measures to FDOT annually, and publish annual summaries of performance in local newspapers.
  • Each Florida state agency is required by Florida Statutes 216.013 to develop a Long Range Program Plan (LRPP) on an annual basis. This plan provides the framework and context for preparing the annual legislative budget request and includes performance indicators for evaluating the impact of programs and agency performance. Plans are maintained on the Florida Fiscal Portal.
  • The Florida Transportation Commission (FTC), in accordance with Florida Statute Section 20.23(2)(b)5 is required to monitor on, at least a quarterly basis, the efficiency, productivity, and management of the Department, using performance and production standards developed by the commission pursuant to Florida Statutes Section 334.045. The FTC publishes an annual Performance and Production Review consistent with this section of statute.
Highway Safety

FDOT’s State Safety Office publishes a comprehensive set of safety performance measures, metrics, data, and targets in two annual reports:

  • The Highway Safety Plan, submitted annually to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is Florida’s Action Plan for distribution of highway safety funding allocated to Florida by NHTSA.
  • The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Annual Report, submitted annually to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), contains information on safety performance measures identified by Congress in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and clarified by FHWA in subsequent changes to sections of the Code of Federal Regulations pertaining to the HSIP and safety performance management.

The documents published by the FDOT’s State Safety Office can be obtained at: https://www.fdot.gov/safety/6-resources/downloaddocuments.shtm

Roadway Pavement, Bridges, and Other Assets

Florida Statute 334.046 sets specific performance targets for preservation of the state’s transportation infrastructure. Specifically:

  1. 80 percent of the pavement on the State Highway System must meet department standards;
  2. 90 percent of department-maintained bridges must meet department standards; and
  3. FDOT must achieve 100 percent of the acceptable maintenance standard on the state highway system.
Transit Assets

FDOT’s Public Transit Office publishes Florida Transit Information and Performance Handbook annually which provides insight into transit’s contribution to meeting the statewide transportation objectives and mission of the Department. This handbook includes several performance measures for each public transportation service providers in Florida.

To access the report, please visit the Transit Information and Performance Management page.