State Comparative Performance Measurement: Transportation
Over the past decade, governments at all levels have increased tracking results of government services. No effort has been made, however, to launch a comprehensive effort to compare state service outcomes in multiple services. Efforts to date across the state government community are piecemeal and limited to narrow issues or single service areas. This new Council of State Governments’ effort is intended to fill that gap.
- data voluntarily provided by states to the Council of State Governments;
- data from federal agencies calculating values using data provided by the states; and
- data from federal sources that originated the data.
These outcome indicators are shown in Exhibit 1. The data shown are for 2007. Bar charts are presented with the better values at the top of each chart. The indicator value is shown at the end of each bar. The source of the data for each indicator is shown under each bar chart. Data were sought for a number of other outcome indicators, including injury rates, congestion and customer satisfaction. However, too few states were able to provide information on these indicators.