On May 26, 2016, Association for Commuter Transportation (ACT) and Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) co-sponsored a webinar the provided an overview of FHWA Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) and system performance measures. MAP-21 introduced performance measures and outcome based planning. Specifically, MAP-21 established a process by which State and local governments will measure the effectiveness of proposed projects as a part of their planning process. Performance based policies mark an important turning point in our nation’s transportation policy it represents both opportunity and danger for ACT and BWC members. ACT and BWC believe it’s important for all of its members to become familiar with this process and understand the impact it will have on future funding decisions. The process of determining what gets counted and how will have a long lasting impact which will determine how years of Federal (and local) funding will be spent. The actions taken will serve as the cornerstone of decisions for the foreseeable future. Jason Pavluchuk, government relations representative for ACT, reviewed the proposed rule and discussed steps for moving forward.

View the recording | Download copies of the slides: Overview of FHWA CMAQ System Performance Measures_May2016 (pdf)