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Peer Exchanges, Planning for a Better Tomorrow, Transportation Planning Capacity Building

Transportation Planning Capacity Building Program

— Peer Exchange Report —

Peer Exchange on Performance-Based Planning

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: July 10-11, 2012
Host Agencies: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
Participants: Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Metropolitan Council
North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)
Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)
Federal Agencies: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center)


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

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