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Comment Period for Performance Targets

October 30 2023 | 0 Comments

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Performance Targets packet

OTO Recommends Performance Targets
Federal transportation law requires OTO to set performance targets. This year, safety targets will be reviewed.

Five individual targets comprise the Safety Targets:

  1. Number of fatalities
  2. Rate of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
  3. Number of serious injuries
  4. Rate of serious injuries per 100 million vehicle miles traveled
  5. Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries

OTO recommends planning and programming in support of the MoDOT targets, which are based on a rolling five-year average:

Performance Measure

Statewide Target for CY2024

Number of Fatalities


Fatality Rate per 100 Million VMT


Number of Serious Injuries


Serious Injury Rate per 100 Million VMT


Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries


Visit to review the Targets in further detail and to submit comments. Comments can also be submitted in writing to Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, emailed to, or faxed to 417-862-6013.

The public comment period will end at 5 pm on November 15, 2023. The OTO Board of Directors will review and consider approving the Targets at their November 16, 2023 Board Meeting, held at 12:00 noon. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the OTO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the targets.

For more information, contact: Natasha Longpine, Transportation Planning Manager, Ozarks Transportation Organization, 2208 W. Chesterfield Boulevard, Suite 101, Springfield, Missouri 65807, 417-865-3042.

Ozarks Transportation Organization is your Springfield-regional Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. The MPO is a body of elected and appointed members who work together with local, state and federal elected officials and policy-makers, serving to make funding and planning decisions for transportation within the Springfield, MO region.

Public input is a cornerstone of our operations. To tell us what you think, please email us at Find us on Facebook or on Twitter @theOTOMPO.

Si usted necesita la ayuda de un traductor, por favor comunĂ­quese con David Knaut al 417-865-3042, al menos 48 horas antes del plazo.

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact David Knaut at 417-865-3042 at least 2 working days prior to the expiration of the public comment period.

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