Performance measures are organized into five categories: Safety Mobility Preservation Accountability and Funding. Click each performance measure to view details and explore the interactive charts. The table below explains the ratings icons.
Color indicates STATUS
Performance is good reflecting current initiatives and available resources
Performance is marginal; opportunites for improvement exist
Performance is low reflecting magnitude of need and limited resources
Icon indicates TREND
Staying the Same
Federally mandated performance measure
Safety is the highest transportation priority for Pennsylvania and among states across the nation. Highway fatalities in PA are at 1,137 (2017). PennDOT and its partners continue to work toward the aspirational goal of zero deaths on our roadways. Pennsylvania’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan describes strategies and initiatives to support safe travel for residents, visitors, and businesses.
Highway capacity across Pennsylvania has remained relatively constant in recent years, while total daily miles traveled has increased by more than 6 million since 2013. Focus has shifted from large capacity-adding projects to preserving/maintaining the current highway system and managing travel demand.
PennDOT and its partners work to reduce travel delay through demand management (such as promoting public transportation use and flexible work schedules/telecommuting), and by accommodating more traffic on existing roadways through transportation system operations improvements (such as improved traffic signals or other technology).
Having a choice of well-connected, complementary transportation modes is a key facet of mobility, as is the availability of real-time data to inform travel decisions.
Pennsylvania’s vast network of roadways and bridges requires effective resource management to improve and maintain the system.
For transportation agencies, accountability means making the most of every dollar available to provide a safe, efficient, and accessible transportation system. Modernizing technologies, materials, and practices; forming beneficial partnerships; tracking performance; and collaborating with communities are some of the ways Pennsylvania continues to enhance resource management and efficiency with greater impacts.
Adequate funding is the essential foundation for transportation performance. PennDOT carefully manages the Commonwealth’s $9.68 billion transportation budget (FY 2018-19) to prioritize improvements for safe and efficient travel. Several risks could impact future transportation funding, including the potential insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, further reductions in fuel tax revenue due to increasing vehicle fuel efficiency/alternative fuel vehicles, and unforeseen emergency expenses due to flood and other weather-related disaster repairs during 2018.
Note that four important and related studies are underway to proactively analyze Pennsylvania transportation funding:
This report draws on data collected and analyzed by various units of PennDOT and our federal and state partner agencies.