System Performance, Freight, and CMAQ (PM3)

The System Performance, Freight, and CMAQ measures (commonly known as PM3) are six measures related to various aspects of the transportation system:
  • Percent of Person Miles of Travel on the Interstate System that is Reliable (Level of Travel Time Reliability)
  • Percent of Person Miles of Travel on the Non-Interstate National Highway System (NHS) that is Reliable (Level of Travel Time Reliability)
  • Truck Travel Time Reliability
  • Peak Hour Excessive Delay
  • Percent Non-Single Occupancy Vehicle (Non-SOV) Travel
  • Total Emissions Reductions (NOx and VOC)
Targets are established biennially for these measures as part of a four-year performance period, the first of which began in 2018. NCTCOG adopted its own 2020 and 2022 targets for these measures in November 2018 and exercised its option to revisit the 2022 targets in September 2020. A variety of teams coordinate these measures including Roadway Planning, Freight, Sustainable Development, and Air Quality.
 

Committee Action and Targets

September 2020 RTC Resolution on System Performance (PM3) Measures
September 2020 RTC Presentation on System Performance (PM3) Measures

November 2018 RTC Resolution on Pavement and Bridge Condition and System Performance Measures
November 2018 RTC Presentation on Pavement and Bridge Condition and System Performance Measures

 

Additional Information

FHWA Transportation Performance Management Home
FHWA Fact Sheets:
FHWA TPM Rulemakings (Links to final rules and measure fact sheets)
FHWA TPM Guidance (Procedures and guidance for calculating measures and setting targets)
National Highway System (NHS) – Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX
NCTCOG Final CMAQ Performance Plan (November 2018)
Measures in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR):
 

Staff Contacts

Interstate/Non-Interstate Reliability and Peak Hour Excessive Delay: Berrien Barks
Truck Travel Time Reliability: Jeff Hathcock
Non-SOV Travel: Kevin Kokes
Total Emissions Reductions: Jenny Narvaez
General Federal Performance Measure Coordination: Chris Klaus, Jenny Narvaez, and James McLane