The FHWA recently published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose new national rules for states and metro areas to measure and report congestion. Essentially, FHWA will make system reliability a key performance measure, according to Federal Highway Administrator Gregory Nadeau.
These proposed regulations would be used to assess the performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System, and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (“FAST Act”). The comment period closes Aug. 20.
Read more about the proposed rule here.