Pending adoption of final USDOT rules on national transportation performance management requirements, TxDOT leadership is taking steps to begin incorporating some aspects of those anticipated requirements in state transportation plans to better prepare the Texas transportation planning community for performance-based planning.
The information below presents the TxDOT/TEMPO-endorsed set of proposed national measures for use in Texas transportation planning efforts. The charts depict the FY 2014 performance results, together with short-term (FY 2018 – the end of the current Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan) and mid-term (FY 2025 – the end of the next Unified Transportation Program) performance targets at the statewide (and urban and rural, where appropriate) level for these measures. TxDOT and its partners will, of course, adapt this set of measures when the final federal rulemaking on national performance measures is available.
Goal: For all bridges to be in a state of repair only requiring cyclic maintenance.
Targets for FY 2014 for bridge conditions were set based upon historic funding levels. These funding levels remained as projected so the statewide outcome for bridge condition trended closely to the projections as a result. Projections for FY 2018 and FY 2025 continue to show a decrease in the percentage of structurally deficient deck area, which continues as a priority that was set by the Commission in 2001. The percentage of deficient deck area should continue to decrease as long as funding priorities continue to be focused in this area.
The projections also show that bridge maintenance needs will continue to be an area that needs to be addressed with a sizeable percentage of bridges being projected as needing preventative maintenance.
Performance Measure: Structurally Deficient Deck Area Bridges
Performance Measure: Bridges with Cyclic Maintenance Needs (Entire Inventory)
Performance Measure: Bridges with Preventative Maintenance Needs (Entire Inventory)
Performance Measure: Bridges with Rehabilitation or Replacement Needs (Entire Inventory)