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Florida DOT meets or exceeds all 20 primary measures

This year marked the first time the FDOT met or exceeded all 20 of the primary measures for the first time since the FTC began its review process 22 years ago.

The Trucker News Services

10/8/2013

TALLASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation has met or exceeded all 20 primary measures in 2012/2013 performance and production review led by the Florida Transportation Commission.

FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad, the FDOT District Secretaries and the Turnpike Enterprise Executive Director participated in the review, which is mandated by law.

The commission uses 20 primary measures to evaluate the department’s performance. This year marked the first time the FDOT met or exceeded all 20 of the primary measures for the first time since the FTC began its review process 22 years ago.

“On behalf of the Florida Transportation Commission, we applaud the Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad and the entire department for their continued hard work," said Ron Howse, chairman of the Florida Transportation Commission. “Historically, FDOT has excelled in meeting or exceeding many of the performance measures. We are thrilled that in light of the Commission's aggressive benchmarks identified each and every year, that the Department met or exceeded all of the 20 identified objectives."

The annual Performance and Production Review outlines 37 measures – 20 primary and 17 secondary – used to evaluate the Department’s performance. The primary measures are metrics that assess major departmental functions and measure an end product or outcome. The results of the primary measures are, with few exceptions, within the Department’s control.

As identified within the report, the FDOT:

• Initiated construction on 295 lane miles of additional roadway to the state highway system.

• Contracted for the resurfacing of 2,482 lane miles on the state highway system.

• Entered into contracts to repair 153 bridges and replace 24 bridges.

• Awarded 525 new construction contracts valued at $2.3 billion.

• Completed 350 construction projects valued at $1.4 billion.

• Executed 1,123 consultant contracts for preliminary engineering, design, right of way and construction.

“Through this statutorily required review, the commission can assure Floridians the FDOT is managing its operations in an efficient, cost effective and business-like manner,” Howse said.

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