National Performance Measures Target Setting


Project Title: National Performance Measure Target Setting

Critical Emphasis Area(s) Addressed: Special Emphasis Area - Data

Start Date of Project: January 10, 2017
End Date of Project: June 1, 2017

Team Leader(s):
Bruce Nyquist, Director, VTrans OHS

Team Members:
Mario Dupigny-Giroux, VTrans HSIP
Evelyn McFarlane, VHSA
Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Program Manager
Costa Pappis, VTrans Planning Coordinator
Jon Kaplan, VTrans, Bike & Pedestrian Coordinator

Project Description: As part of the National Transportation Performance Management initiative, 5 performance measures have been identified by that states are required to report to FHWA and NHTSA. This task force will utilize available data sources to determine/set the 2017 performance measure targets. The performance targets are as follows:

• Number of Fatalities (based on a 5 year rolling average)
• Rate of Fatalities (5 year rolling average of number of fatalities per 100 mil. VMT)
• Number of Serious Injuries (based on a 5 year rolling average)
• Rate of Serious Injuries (5 year rolling average of number of serious injuries per 100 mil. VMT)
• Number of Fatalities and Serious Injuries for Bicyclists and Pedestrians (based on a 5 year rolling average)



Establish the 2017 targets for the 5 National Performance Measures within the timelines provided by FHWA. Vermont specific targets are due by June 1, 2017 in order to be included in the 2018 HSP Draft.

The VHSA is a non-profit organization whose sole focus is to reduce needless crashes on Vermont’s highways. Public agencies, private individuals, and companies make up the VHSA membership.

We are a network of like-minded private and public organizations working together to collect, share and use data to develop highway safety strategies that integrate road engineering and infrastructure, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and education and outreach.

We appreciate all who work with us to minimize the occurrence and severity of highway crashes, and related injuries and fatalities. Everyone can make a difference to meet our mission, ‘Towards Zero Deaths’ on Vermont’s roadways.