From Transportation for America:
The US Department of Transportation is gathering public input on the new MAP-21 performance measures and other metrics with a public, web-based tool that anyone can weigh in with.
The transportation bill passed by Congress in July had a lot of references to performance measures — and just as many question marks as to what those performance measures would actually be. As you can guess, exactly what we decide to measure will have a huge impact on what does and doesn’t get built in the future. What will those performance measures be? What will DOT recommend?
To help them decide on the performance measures and freight policy for the new transportation bill, USDOT is allowing the public to both submit their own ideas and vote all of the recommendations up or down with a click of the mouse. Transportation for America has created a list of ideas that we recommend that you click “agree”or “disagree” with. You’ll have to register and create an account to submit any feedback. We will monitor ideas that are submitted and send out a follow-up email later this week with more suggested ideas to support.
Here are some of the titles of ideas we recommend you click to “I agree” with and show your support:
- Public Health & National Freight Goals/Strategic Plan
- National Strategic Plan should identify major freight corridors
- A Real Way to Measure Performance
- Separate national bike & ped fatality & injury measures
- Reporting: Clearer standards, better and more accessible data
Director, Transportation for America