A Primer on Performance-Based Highway Program Management – Examples from Selected States



This report follows an earlier AASHTO report for the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission entitled State DOT Performance Management Programs: Select Examples, published in June 2007. This report describes the basic principles involved in applying performance measurement to the state budgeting and program delivery process and profiles how 11 states have applied these principles to improve performance and accountability.

Source Organization Location

Washington, DC

Operations Area of Practice

  • Business Processes/Policies and Procedures
  • Interagency Agreements / Cooperation / MOUs
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management

Organizational Capability Element

  • Performance Management
  • Programming/Budget/Funding
  • Project Development
  • Leadership/Championship
  • Local government/MPO/RTPA cooperation

Content Type

  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned

Role in Organization

  • CEO / GM / Commissioner
  • Director / Program Manager
  • Engineer
  • Manager / First Line Supervisor
  • Principal Engineer
  • Senior Engineer
  • Senior Manager
  • Transportation Planner

Publishing Organization


Maturity Level of Program

  • Assessment (L1)
  • Deployment (L3)
  • Development (L2)


  • Available Tools
  • Learning

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Issue Date
January 1st, 2008
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