Performance-Based Planning

Performance based planning and programming (PBPP) is the application of performance management - a strategic approach to decision-making that is based on the development, application, and monitoring of performance data - to the long range planning and programming process. PBPP uses data derived indicators about the current and desired transportation system to set strategic directions; to analyze how funds are invested and programmed, and to evaluate program outcomes. Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), signed into law in 2012, introduces a focus on and requirements for performance based planning and performance management in statewide and metropolitan planning. It also sets seven national goals, requires USDOT to establish performance measures, and requires States and MPOs to adopt targets based on these measures (

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in New Hampshire along with the Department of Transportation (NHDOT), Federal Highways administration (FHWA), and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are currently working together to establish and implement performance-based transportation planning in New Hampshire, on both regional and state levels. 

MPO Performance report TBD