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2. Filtering by measure type helps you understand the role of the selected measure: a. Organizational Applicability: Is the measure implemented within the agency (Y) or specific to the agency’s transportation function (N)? b. Outcome/Output/Process: Does the measure express the outcome of an action, the output or product of an action, or illustrate the process leading to action? 3. Filtering by program relevance provides the option to focus on one or more of five key program areas that may be of interest.

Link sustainability to funding – Successful implementation programs are linked to funding requirements. Agencies struggle to achieve progress using voluntary programs that lack meaningful incentives for regional or local agency participation. 43 44 A Guidebook for Sustainability Performance Measurement for Transportation Agencies • Reach high – It can be appropriate to have aspirational performance targets; they may require a major change in behavior, but at least they provide the basis to push for change and move away from the status quo.

Accountability – Identify performance for which an agency or unit is responsible, specifically poor performance in a key area that needs to be improved. Identify agency units that need to improve to meet performance target levels. • Decision support – Help evaluate, compare, prioritize, and select among alternatives and options in terms of sustainability considerations. Determine whether to proceed with a proposed action or to select among alternatives. Using the Sustainability Performance Measurement Framework • Communication – Communicate to internal and external stakeholders through indices, numbers, tables, graphs, scorecards, and other display tools such as dashboards.

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