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Subject Term: "Surface transportation"

1 publication with a total of 1 priority recommendation
Director: Susan Fleming
Phone: (202) 512-2834

1 open priority recommendation
Recommendation: To better position DOT and FHWA to effectively guide the transformation of federal surface transportation programs to a more performance-oriented approach, and to help states and MPOs overcome anticipated challenges, the Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator of FHWA to take the following two actions: 1. Develop a formal TPM implementation plan to include overarching implementation goals, specific actions FHWA plans to take to help states and MPOs successfully implement TPM, and corresponding timelines. 2. Publicly communicate this plan and approach to build a shared understanding of the goals and purpose of the transformation with its grantees.

Agency: Department of Transportation
Status: Open
Priority recommendation

Comments: As of April 2018, FHWA stated it is developing a comprehensive TPM implementation plan that will contain overall implementation goals and timeframes for key deliverables and actions. Additionally, FHWA said it will make states and MPOs aware of training and guidance available to them and develop a strategy to communicate the impacts of federal funding investments. FHWA said it would finalize the plan by May 2018 and make it public by July 2018.