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MAPSS Performance Improvement program

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MAPSS Performance Improvement program

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation MAPSS Performance Improvement program focuses on the five core goals and associated performance measures that guide us in achieving our mission "to provide leadership in the development and operation of a safe and efficient transportation system." Establishing goals and measuring results is essential to running a successful and efficient organization and meeting public expectations. The department is committed to quarterly reporting of progress, with updates published in February, May, August and November. The schedule for review and reporting on individual measures is based on pertinent program cycles, the availability of data and the department’s business need for the information.

Core goal areas and MAPSS Scorecard measures

Performance measures are a tool to help the department assess how well it's doing at meeting our mission. The Scorecard provides a snapshot of the state of Wisconsin’s transportation system. Interactive web pages provide a way for the public to "drill down" into more detail. Click on a core goal area to explore each core goal area and related Scorecard metrics.

The five key goals are:

Video: Secretary Mark Gottlieb and Deputy Secretary Mike Berg discuss MAPSS


Latest reports

  • MAPSS Scorecard - The MAPSS Scorecard is a two-page snapshot of the department’s key performance metrics for the most recent reporting period. The MAPSS Scoreboard includes how the system is trending and whether the department is meeting established targets.
  • MAPSS Performance Improvement report - Two-page snapshot and narrative summary with details for each MAPSS performance metric.

Featured metric

Mobility: Delay (hours of vehicle delay)

Reducing the annual total hours of vehicle delay and user delay cost on a corridor improves that highway’s efficiency and supports regional economic productivity and development. Highway congestion occurs when traffic demand exceeds the available capacity of the highway system; this can be measured as vehicle delay. Congestion results in slower speeds, longer trip times, higher levels of harmful emissions and increased costs for auto, bus and freight movements. Congestion is broken into two categories: recurring (regular high volumes, traffic jams) and unexpected (crashes, bad weather).

This is a new performance measure for the department. During the period March 2013 through February 2014, there were 7.1 million statewide hours of delay, at a user delay cost of $105.5 million. The department’s quarterly seasonal goal is to reduce vehicle delay and user delay cost from the same quarter of the previous year. This measure will be reported quarterly and will be based upon data gathered from each specific corridor of the Wisconsin Interstate Highway System. Further improvements to the data contributing to this MAPSS measure will refine future results.

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Lori Richter, lori.richter@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 31, 2014

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