Project Performance Working Group
Meeting Summaries and Documents


Meeting Summary – September 20, 2017 

Project staff gave a brief presentation summarizing the working group, including charge, process and major activity at each meeting. Next, the working group discussed any final thoughts on the two methodologies covered in the process, and reviewed a synthesis of working group feedback. Finally, the working group discussed next steps, offering revisions to a list of working group takeaways.

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Summary of PPA Working Group

Meeting Summary – August 24, 2017 

Project staff gave a brief update on progress on the Benefit Cost Analysis methodology since the last working group meeting. The remainder of the meeting focused on the Performance Outcomes methodology, where the working group walked through a demo of data layers, a presentation of the method’s spatial analysis, and an exploration of an evaluative framework using test project results. Finally, the working group received a demo of a draft mapping tool to support the Performance Outcomes proof of concept.

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Presentation - Project Performance Assessment

Presentation - Sample Visualization

Meeting Summary – July 20, 2017 

Staff from DKS provided a memorandum and gave a summary presentation of the findings of Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) approaches.  The memo presented an overview of BCA approaches that other MPOs/Agencies have across the country, and if they have performance measures not covered by SACOG’s process.  SACOG staff then presented a 4th round of BCA test project results and showed how a Performance Outcomes methodology would cover the same test projects. The working group provided feedback on the working tool, and discussed feasibility of new measure.

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Presentation - Project Performance Assessment

Meeting Summary – June 21, 2017 

Staff provided working group participants a recap of May’s modeling workshop that replaced the monthly working group meeting. Staff reviewed with the working group SACOG’s Travel Model as an underlying tool on different bundles of projects by project type. The working group delivered feedback to staff about the current scoring criteria.  Staff reviewed Performance Outcomes Analysis outcomes, factors and indicators.

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Presentation - Benefit Cost Analysis Tool

Meeting Summary – April 26, 2017 

Staff provided working group participants with a presentation on the methodology and metrics for the Benefit Cost Analysis. Staff from DKS gave a presentation on best practices and lessons learned from other regions performing project performance assessments.

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Memorandum - Project Performance Assessment Current Practices Review

Presentation - Project Performance Assessment Case Studies

Presentation - BCA Overview

Meeting Summary – March 21, 2017 

SACOG staff welcomed working group participants and introduced staff from DKS associates that will be serving as an impartial technical resource to the working group.  Staff provided a quick summary of the previous meeting.  The working group then discussed the following agenda items:

Methodology: Performance Outcome Analysis

Introduction to seven outcomes of Performance Outcomes Analysis

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Meeting Summary – February 24, 2017 

SACOG staff welcomed working group participants and provided an overview of the meeting goals and outcomes.  The workgroup discussed:

MTP/SCS and how performance assessment fits into the larger plan update.     

SACOG’s performance assessment work and initial performance evaluation methods at the project level specifically considering the Benefit-Cost Analysis as a potential new methodology.

Due to robust discussion, the Performance Outcomes Analysis agenda item will be discussed at the next meeting.

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