This report highlights key recommendations and best practices identified at the peer exchange on performance-based evaluation criteria and transportation funding, held July 10-11, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. This event was sponsored by the Transportation Planning Capacity Building (TPCB) Peer Program, which is jointly funded by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA).
The Volpe Center worked with the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, the FHWA Office of Planning, FHWA Illinois Division Office and FTA Office of Planning to identify peer MPOs, speakers, and participants with knowledge and interest in performance based funding programs. The goals of the peer exchange were to:
- To identify project prioritization methods used by other states that could be appropriate in Illinois, including the use of both quantitative and qualitative metrics and the consideration of mode-specific funding and flexible funds
- To identify the need for and methods of data sharing between IDOT and Illinois MPOs
- To identify the next steps in developing a transparent, performance-based funding system in collaboration with IDOT and the other Illinois MPOs