The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Organization (MPO) has unveiled its newly revamped Performance Measures Dashboard. The Dashboard underwent a complete overhaul to make the data and information more user friendly, aesthetically pleasing, and generally easier for the public to digest. To view the new Dashboard click here. It can also be found on the MyMPO.org dropdown menu at P>Performance Measures.
The Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act reinforced prior transportation-centric legislation to require State Department of Transportations (DOTs) to evaluate, track, and assess certain performance measures. The FAST Act formally solidified performance-based planning as the standard for Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The Sarasota/Manatee MPO uses performance measures to assess and organize goals, objectives, and priorities in the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Each chapter of the LRTP includes goals and objectives to improve those performance measures. These performance measures are:
To make the performance measures more accessible to the public, the Performance Measures Dashboard was remodeled. Each performance measure has its own page with the most relevant data points illustrated in an approachable way. These pages are introduced with a quick infographic. The content of these graphics, long range objectives and select data, is intended to be consumed in a minute or less. The pages also include charts, scorecards, and interactive maps using GIS WebApps, which allows for data exploration in the region.
Of course, a deep, technical review of each performance measure is still available on MyMPO.org by downloading a copy of the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan. It is more crucial than ever to make data-driven decisions to improve the region, and the redesigned Performance Measures Dashboard aims to do just that.