Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Requirements

Under the Government Performance Results Act (GPRA), FTA is required by law to “establish performance goals to define the level of performance” and to also “establish performance indicators to be used in measuring relevant outputs, service levels, and outcomes” for each of its programs.  The performance measures described here are designed to fulfill FTA’s obligations under this Act.  These measures will be used at a program level, and will not be used to assess individual grants. 

FTA will be capturing overall program measures to be used with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and the Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART) process for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).  FTA will conduct independent evaluations of the program focused on specific data elements in order to better understand the implementation strategies and related outcomes associated with the program.  See http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/mgmt-gpra/gplaw2m.html for additional information on GPRA and  http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/part/  for additional information on PART.

FTA State Administered Public Transit Grant Program Assessment includes a performance report on the JARC program.

The two measures established for the JARC Program are:

  1. Actual or estimated number of jobs that can be accessed as a result of geographic or temporal coverage of JARC projects implemented in the current reporting year.
  2. Actual or estimated number of rides (as measured by one-way trips) provided as a result of the JARC projects implemented in the current reporting year.