Performance Monitoring and Management

Contact: Laura Carter

The SCTPO has an extensive Performance Monitoring and Management Program that provides analysis of how the transportation network is performing and operating.  The monitoring of the system through data collection and analysis is then used to identify low cost, localized improvements that improve system performance and efficiency. The identification of these projects are then implemented through the project prioritization process or by local governments or by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

The following programs and activities, together, create the Performance Monitoring and Management Program.

Annual Traffic Counts – Traffic counts are used by private citizens, local businesses, local government concurrency management systems. Counts are also a critical data source used in the SCTPO’s annual State of the System (SOS) Report to rank corridors throughout the county based upon how well they are performing and their function.

Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) – The CTST is a group of local highway safety advocates who are committed to solving traffic safety problems through a comprehensive approach. Members include law enforcement, fire officials, government agencies, business and industry representatives, and local citizens. To request a safety study, please compete this form email it to Joe Seward with FDOT for more information. 2015 CTST Meeting Calendar

Countywide Safety Report – Utilizing the SCTPO’s web based crash data location system, this report focuses on identifying crash trends, types and location of crashes.
Final 2014 Countywide Safety Report – Body Only
Final 2014 Countywide Safety Report – Appendix

Road Rangers Cost/Benefit Report – The Road Ranger Program provides free highway assistance services during incidents to reduce delay and improve safety for the motoring public and first responders.  Brevard County does not currently have a Road Rangers Program, but is pursuing the option of starting the program along major roadways.

State of the System (SOS) – The SOS Report gives the status of transportation conditions in the County, including: roadway volume, congestion, safety, the condition of the transit system, and air quality. This report provides information needed to assist in completing the Transportation Project Priorities and making better transportation planning decisions.

2015 State of the System Report (SOS)

2014 State of the System Report (SOS)

Traffic Incident Management Team (TIM) – TIM teams respond to traffic accidents, creating a safe work zone with proper signage and equipment for emergency crews responding to an incident.

Transportation System Management and Operations (TSM&O) – TSM&O is a program based on measuring performance, actively managing the multimodal transportation network, and delivering positive safety and mobility outcomes to the travelling public. The SCTPO works cooperatively with this FDOT managed program. Projects identified through this program are closely coordinated and included as part of the SCTPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plan.

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – ITS uses technology to improve traffic flow, safety, air quality, and fuel efficiency when moving people and goods. The SCTPO is currently developing a Master Plan that can be used to guide the implementation of ITS strategies throughout the County.

Functional Classifications – Functional Classification is a process of grouping roads according to the service or function they are intended to provide. This helps planners in determining  the most efficient flow of traffic through a particular transportation system. To learn more about Functional Classification, visit the Federal Highway Administration website. For Brevard’s most current listing of functionally classified roadways please visit Data/Maps.

Community Characteristics Inventory – The Community Characteristics Inventory (23 MB pdf) is a pool of data that describes the natural environment, built environment, socio-cultural and socio-economic considerations about a place or various places. Analysis of this information provides critical information to inform planning and community development decisions. The data is developed in geographic information system (GIS) format so that information can be mapped and analyzed graphically.