Performance Based Planning

Federal regulations require state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to establish and use a performance-based approach in transportation decision making. This includes developing transportation project evaluation criteria, indicators that track progress on achieving Plan goals, and tracking Transportation Performance Management (TPM) performance measures, setting data-driven performance targets for each measure, and selecting projects to help meet those targets. DVRPC uses performance-based planning and programming (PBPP) to increase transparency and accountability, better connect investments to outcomes, and inform decision making that supports both the Plan’s vision and goals, and TPM performance targets.

Some of the PBPP supporting tools that the commission has developed include:

Transportation Performance Management (TPM)
Plan-TIP Project Evaluation Criteria
Tracking Progress Indicators Dashboard
Population and Employment Forecasts
Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District