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Mobility: July 2014


Performance measure How we measure it Current report period Goal Goal met Trend Comments
Mobility: Delivering transportation choices that result in efficient trips and no unexpected delays.
Delay (hours of vehicle delay)
Seasonal quarter
Spring 2014
Number of hours spent in interstate traffic below posted speed 1,547,156 hrs. Reduced hours of delay Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction Vehicle delay hours decreased compared to the spring quarter of 2013. WisDOT continues to deploy traffic management strategies to reduce delay (a lower number is better).
Reliability (planning time index)
Seasonal quarter
Spring 2014
Index based on extreme travel time in a period 1.11 More on-time arrival Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction When trip times have less variability on the freeway, this index is lower. Managing delays and congestion keeps the trip times more reliable (a lower value is better).
Transit availability
Calendar year 2013
Percent of population served by transit 54.0 75.0   Trend is holding Economic factors affecting this measure include rate of inflation in relation to funding.
Bicycle accommodation
Calendar year 2013
Percent of state highway miles with safe bicycle accommodation 67.2 100 percent, except where prohibited   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction State highway traffic volumes increased which resulted in a net loss of safe bicycle accommodations.
Incident response
Calendar year 2013
Average time to clear full closures on the interstate 4 hrs. 22 min. Decrease response time by 5 percent compared to the prior year   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction Severe weather events with multi-car incidents are the largest factor impacting this measure. The department continues to partner with first responders and public safety officials to identify ways to improve.
Winter response
State fiscal year 2014
Percentage to bare-wet within a specific time period after a storm 59 for 18-hour roads; 66 for 24-hour roads 70.0 within specified time   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction The winter severity index was extremely high. Numerous storms and long periods of cold temperatures made salt much less effective.

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Last modified: July 31, 2014

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