The NJTPA uses performance measures to track progress toward goals and understand the actual effects of transportation investments already completed. Such performance monitoring provides feedback to ensure that investments in the regional transportation system are having their desired impacts—improving mobility, lessening air pollution, promoting smart growth and other goals set by the NJTPA.
Measuring goal achievement specifically reflects on the large societal issues spelled out in the NJTPA mission and elaborated on in the Regional Capital Investment Strategy. A report issuesd in January 2008, Progress in Planning: Report on Implementing Access & Mobility 2030 (PDF file: 3.7 mb), presented a variety of transportation performance benchmarks. A Context and Trends Chapter developed for Plan 2035 updates and elaborates on similar measures.
Information from these performance monitoring efforts are also used in the NJTPA’s Strategy Evaluation effort to identify transportation needs of places throughout the region and evaluate strategies that address those needs.