The Federal HPMS Program
The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) is a federally mandated inventory system and planning tool, designed to assess the nationís highway system.
HPMS is used as a management tool by State and Federal governments and local agencies to analyze the system's condition and performance.
Highway Performance Monitoring System HISTORY
Highway Performance Monitoring System data are used for:
- Allocation of Federal Funds to the States. Federal and State policies.
- Travel trends and future transportation forecasts.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality conformity tracking.
- Data for Biennial Report to Congress on the State of the Nationís Highways.
HPMS Authority is based upon Federal Code:
- EPA Section 187 - Calls for States/MPOs having URBANIZED AREAS affected by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 to estimate total annual vehicular highway travel (Vehicle Miles Traveled or VMT) using the HPMS.
- 23 CFR 420.105(b) - The State Highway Agencies shall provide data that support the FHWAs responsibilities to the Congress and to the public.
- 23 CFR 460.3(b) - State Public Road mileage. Each State must annually submit a certification of public road mileage within the State to the the FHWA Division Administrator.
- 23 CFR 500.204(b) - A State's TMS precision of reported data shall meet the statistical precisions established by FHWA for the HPMS.