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Performance Measurement

National Freight Performance Measures

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration has published performance measures to assess system performance, freight movement, and the CMAQ program.  The regulation calls for an increased level of transparency and accountability in establishing and achieving targets for performance impacting commuters and truck drivers.

For more information, please visit FHWA’s Office of Transportation Performance Management at the following link:

The FHWA Office of Freight Management and Operations and other stakeholders are developing performance measures for freight transportation. Freight-specific performance measures help to identify needed transportation improvements and monitor their effectiveness. They also serve as indicators of economic health and traffic congestion.

Freight Performance Measurement at FHWA

Vehicle Probe Data Set Information

FHWA has acquired a second (v2) national data set of average travel times on the National Highway System for use in its performance measures and management activities. This data set is also available to State Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations to use for their performance management activities. The data set will be available monthly.

NPMRDS v2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

For questions about the NPMRDS v2, please send an e-mail to:

Quarterly NPMRDS Technical Assistance Webinars


To view previous webinar sessions, please select the link(s) below:

Introduction to NPMRDS

  • August 8, 2013 - NPMRDS Introduction from FHWA; Potential Data uses; NPMRDS Access and Licensing; Technical Assistance.

Archived Quarterly Technical Assistance Webinar

General Performance Measurement

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* Due to technical difficulties, the webinar recording is not available. Please contact Rich Taylor if you would like the presentations from that webinar.

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