Summary

Performance Measure Result Scorecard

Performance Measure2016
Rating
2017
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2018
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Historic
Trend
Current
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LRTP
Objective
Safety and Security
Five-year rolling average of annual total fatalitiesNeutralNeutralNegative There were 5 traffic fatalities in the urbanized area in 2017, which is an increase of 1 fatality compared with 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of traffic fatalities has increased by 13.0 percent from 4.6 fatalities in 2014 (2010-2014) to 5.2 fatalities in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a negative rating because both the 5-year rolling average and the total annual traffic fatalities have increased from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the number of fatalities in Champaign-Urbana by 20% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual total fatalities per 100M VMTNeutralNeutralNegative In 2017, the traffic fatality rate in the urbanized area was 0.57 fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles travelled (fatalities per 100M VMT), which is an increase of 0.13 fatalities per 100M VMT compared with 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of traffic fatalities per 100M VMT has increased by 13.5 percent from 0.52 fatalities per 100M VMT in 2014 (2010-2014) to 0.59 fatalities per 100M VMT in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a negative rating because there has been no reduction in traffic fatality rates compared to 2014. Both the traffic fatality rate and the 5-year rolling average of the traffic fatality rate have increased from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the number of fatalities per 100M VMT in Champaign-Urbana by 20% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual total "A" injuriesPositivePositivePositive There was a total of 102 “A” injuries in the urbanized area in 2017, which is a decrease of 11 “A” injuries compared with 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of “A” injuries has decreased by 15.0 percent from 125.6 average “A” injuries in 2014 (2010-2014) to 106.8 average “A” injuries in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a positive rating because the total “A” injuries and the 5-year rolling average of “A” injuries have decreased from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the total "A" injuries in Champaign-Urbana by 15% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual total “A” injuries per 100M VMTPositivePositivePositive In 2017, the “A” injury rate in the urbanized area was 11.6 “A” injuries per 100 million vehicle miles travelled (“A” injuries per 100M VMT), which decreased by one “A” injury per 100M VMT compared with 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of “A” injuries per 100M VMT has decreased by 15.6 percent from 14.3 “A” injuries per 100M VMT in 2014 (2010-2014) to 12.0 “A” injuries per 100M VMT in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a positive rating because the “A” injuries rate per 100M VMT and the 5-year rolling average of the “A” injuries rate per 100M VMT have decreased from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the number of severe injuries per 100M VMT in Champaign-Urbana by 15% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual total bicycle crashesNeutralNeutralPositive There were 37 bicycle crashes in the urbanized area in 2017, which is the same number of bicycle crashes as occurred in 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of annual bicycle crashes has decreased by 5.3 percent from 45.2 bicycle crashes in 2014 (2010-2014) to 42.8 bicycle crashes in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a positive rating because the number of bicycle crashes have returned to the 2014 baseline, and there has been a decrease in the 5-year rolling average from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the total number of crashes involving bicyclists in Champaign-Urbana by 15% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual total pedestrian crashesNeutralNegativeNegative There were 46 pedestrian crashes in the urbanized area in 2017, which is an increase of 12 crashes compared with 2014.

The 5-year rolling average of annual pedestrian crashes has increased by 3.0 percent from 40.4 pedestrian crashes in 2014 (2010-2014) to 41.6 pedestrian crashes in 2017 (2013-2017).

This measure receives a negative rating because both the 5-year rolling average and the total annual pedestrian crashes have increased from 2014 to 2017.
Reduce the total number of crashes involving pedestrians in Champaign-Urbana by 15% by 2020
Five-year rolling average of annual incidents related to hazmat spills on the regional transportation systemNeutralNeutralPositive There was one hazmat spill related incident in the City of Champaign in 2018.

The five-year rolling average for 2018 decreased 9.1 percent from 2.2 incidents in 2015 (2011-2015) to 2.0 incidents in 2018 (2014-2018).

This measure receives a positive rating because it has made significant progress toward the objective of reducing the number of hazardous materials and potential exposure incidents by five percent by 2020.
Reduce the number of hazardous materials and potential exposure incidents in the urbanized area by 5% by 2020 by tracking and understanding regional commodity flows
Resilient Economy
Distribution of issued housing permits to access jobsPositivePositivePositive In 2018, there were 221 new residential building permits issued by Champaign, Urbana, and Savoy. These permits had an average employment access score of 1.79, and 86.4 percent had multimodal access.

The average employment access score of new residential buildings has increased by 24.6 percent from 1.26 in 2015 to 1.57 for residential construction from 2016 through 2018. The percentage of new residential permits with multimodal access has increased 23.9 percentage points from 62.6 percent of new residential permits in 2015 to 86.4 percent in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because development aligned with the objective by providing a significant percentage of new housing with nearby multimodal access while average employment access scores improved.
Increase housing supply with multimodal access to, from, and within designated employment centers by 5% between 2015 and 2020.
Number of urbanized area’s funded and completed projectsPositivePositivePositive A total number of 79 projects were funded and completed in the urbanized area by the City of Champaign, the City of Urbana, and the State of Illinois in 2018.

The estimated number of additional and induced jobs resulting from transportation improvements has increased 454 percent from 119 jobs in 2015 to 659 jobs in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because it has made significant progress toward the objective of increasing job growth by five percent by 2020.
Increase job growth by 5% by 2020 through investments in transportation infrastructure improvements, technology improvements, education, and regional connectivity.
Percent increase in enplanements at Willard AirportNegativePositivePositive There were a total of 107,455 enplanements at Willard Airport in 2018.

The number of enplanements has increased 22.7 percent from 87,584 enplanements in 2015 to 107,445 enplanements in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because it has made significant progress toward the objective of increasing enplanements by 10 percent by 2020.
Increase enplanements at Willard Airport by 10% by 2020.
Multimodal Connectivity
Miles of existing ADA compliant sidewalksPositivePositiveNeutral 43.4% of the curb ramps in the study area scored above 90 on the compliance index in 2017, an increase of 10.4% from the baseline data. Sidewalk compliance scores improved slightly compared to 2016, reversing a downward trend over the last two years. This Performance Measure receives a Positive Rating as the ADA compliance levels of the pedestrian facilities in the urbanized area have been improving since 2015.Upgrade 2015 existing sidewalk network within the Champaign- Urbana urbanized area by 10% to be ADA-compliant by 2020.
Miles of trail infrastructureNeutralPositiveNeutral The region completed 1.0 mile of short-term trail infrastructure projects and 4.0 miles of new trail infrastructure in 2018.

Short-term trail infrastructure in the region has increased 14.3 percentage points from 2.8 percent complete in 2015 to 17.1 percent complete in 2018. Total mileage of trail infrastructure has increased 15.2 percent from 70.6 miles in 2015 to 81.3 miles in 2018.

This measure receives a neutral rating because the rate of progress has not been sufficient to meet the objective of completing 50 percent of short-term trail infrastructure by 2020.
Complete 50% of short-term shared use (trail) infrastructure recommendations proposed in the Urbana Trails Master Plan (UTMP), Champaign Trails Plan, and Champaign County Greenways and Trails Plan (within the MPA) by 2020.
Miles of bike infrastructureNeutralPositiveNeutral The region completed 2.75 miles of short-term bicycle infrastructure projects and 6.19 miles of new bicycle infrastructure in 2018.

Completed recommendations of short-term bicycle infrastructure have increased 14.6 percentage points from 3.9 percent complete in 2015 to 18.5 percent complete in 2018. Total mileage of bicycle infrastructure has increased 16.0 percent from 103.7 miles in 2015 to 120.3 miles in 2018.

This measure receives a neutral rating because the rate of progress has not been sufficient to meet the objective of completing 50 percent of short-term bike infrastructure by 2020.
Complete 50% of short term bicycle infrastructure recommendations proposed in the Urbana Bicycle Master Plan (UBMP) and Champaign County Greenways and Trails (CCGT) Plan (within the MPA) by 2020.
Percentage of urbanized area within C-U MTD service areaPositivePositivePositive The C-U MTD service area covered 79.2 percent of the urbanized area in 2018.

Coverage of the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area by the C-U MTD service area has increased by 1 percentage point from 78.2 percent coverage in 2015 to 79.2 percent in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because C-U MTD has provided service to additional areas in alignment with the objective of expanding the C-U MTD service area to be coterminous with the urbanized area.
Expand C-U MTD service area to be coterminous with the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area boundary by 2020.
Percent increase in enplanements at Willard AirportNegativePositivePositive There were a total of 107,455 enplanements at Willard Airport in 2018.

The number of enplanements has increased 22.7 percent from 87,584 enplanements in 2015 to 107,445 enplanements in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because it has made significant progress toward the objective of increasing enplanements by 10 percent by 2020.
Increase enplanements at Willard Airport by 10% by 2020.
Number of one-way rural transit tripsNegativePositivePositive C-CARTS provided 28,942 one-way trips in 2018.

The number of one-way rural transit trips increased 33.8 percent from 21,623 trips in 2015 to 28,942 trips in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because there has been a substantial increase in the number of trips reflecting positively on the objective of increasing the availability of public transportation options between the urbanized area and other locations within the MPA.
Increase the availability of public transportation options between the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area and other locations within the MPA by 15% by 2020.
Number of new rural transit connectionsPositiveNeutralNeutral No new rural transit connections were started in the MPA in 2018.

One new rural transit connection, the Rantoul Connector, was added to the service provided by C-CARTS between 2015 and 2018.

This measure receives a neutral rating because there have been no new rural transit connections since the creation of the Rantoul Connector in 2016, and consequently progress toward the objective is inconclusive.
Increase the availability of public transportation options between the Champaign-Urbana urbanized area and other locations within the MPA by 15% by 2020.
Number of new partners identifiedPositivePositivePositive In 2018, CUUATS established 5 new partnerships with entities in facilitating research, sharing data, and cooperating on transportation programs.

CUUATS has established an additional 18 new partnerships from 2015 to 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because CUUATS has met and exceeded the objective of identifying 3 new partnerships.
Identify 3 new partners to provide education, encouragement, and enforcement programs on transportation modes, facilities, and benefits by 2020.
Number of public events with materials availablePositivePositivePositive CUUATS held 47 public events focusing on transportation modes, facilities, and benefits to the community in 2018.

The number of public events held by CUUATS increased by 258 percent from 12 public events in 2015 to 47 public events in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because each year CUUATS exceeds the objective to distribute materials focusing on transportation modes, facilities, and benefits at a minimum of 5 public events per year.
Distribute educational and/or encouragement materials focusing on transportation modes, facilities, and benefits at a minimum of 5 public events/locations per year.
Accessibility and Affordability
Number of direct transit routes between neighborhoods and major employersPositivePositivePositive On average, 13.5 percent of residents had commute times under 20 minutes to major destinations and employment centers in the region in 2018.

The average percentage of residents with short commute times to major destinations and employment centers increased by 2 percentage points, or 2820 residents, from 11.5 percent in 2015 to 13.5 percent in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because a greater percentage of residents have shorter travel times, positively fulfilling one of the objective’s strategies to evaluate existing routes and service times.
Provide transit routes to at least 3 new areas in the community (e.g. Northwest Champaign area, etc.) by 2020.
Number of short term projects completed according to various C-U SRTS project plansPositivePositiveNeutral Local schools and collaborating agencies implemented 39 percent of Champaign-Urbana Safe Routes to School (C-U SRTS) short-term projects during 2018.

C-U SRTS project implementation has decreased 15 percentage points from 54 percent in 2016 to 39 percent in 2018.

This measure receives a neutral rating because within the last year overall C-U SRTS project implementation has fallen short of the objective of 50 percent implementation of short-term C-U SRTS projects.
Implement 50% of the short term priority projects from the C-U SRTS Project plans developed for Stratton, Dr. Howard, South Side and Prairie Schools in Champaign-Urbana by 2020.
Number of car share locationsPositiveNeutralNegative The average number of car share vehicles available has decreased 12.1 percent from 17.3 vehicles in 2015 to 15.2 vehicles in 2018.

Car share locations have decreased 11.1 percent from 9 locations in 2015 to 8 locations in 2018.

This measure receives a negative rating because the availability of measureable car share vehicles and locations has not shown progress toward the objective of expanding car sharing programs and locations by 10 percent.
Expand car sharing programs and locations by 10% by 2020.
Amtrak ridershipNegativeNegativeNegative During fiscal year 2018, 153,470 Amtrak passengers boarded or alighted from the Illinois Terminal.

Amtrak ridership at the Illinois Terminal has decreased 11.2 percent from 172,877 passengers in 2015 to 153,473 passengers in 2018.

This measure receives a negative rating because there has been no progress toward the objective of increasing in Amtrak ridership at the Illinois Terminal by 5 percent.
Increase Amtrak ridership from Illinois Terminal by 5% by 2020.
Alternative Fuel StationPositivePositivePositive There were a total of 61 alternative fuel and charging stations in the MPA in 2018.

Alternative fuel and charging stations have increased 38.6 percent from 44 stations in 2015 to 61 stations in 2018.

This measure receives a positive rating because it has met the objective to increase the number of publicly available alternative fueling and charging stations by 15 percent.
Increase the number of publicly available vehicle alternative fueling and charging stations by 15% by 2020.
Healthy Neighborhoods
1 and 8-hour attainment level status for air qualityPositivePositivePositive In 2017 (the most recent data available), the 1-hour ozone level was 0.073 ppm, and the 8-hour ozone was 0.068 ppm.

Within the previous year, ozone pollution measurements have increased from 0.071 to 0.073 ppm for 1-hour ozone levels and from 0.065 to 0.068 ppm for 8-hour ozone levels. The ozone air quality levels have improved by approximately 1.4 percent from 2014 to 2017, reducing by 0.001 ppm for each standard.

This measure receives a positive rating because overall the ozone levels in the region have improved since 2014, and they have remained below the national air quality standards during 2017.
Improve 1 and 8-hour ozone levels for the entire Metropolitan Planning Area by 2020.
Miles of bicycle facilities located within ¼ mile of affordable housingPositivePositiveNegative There were 17.1 miles of bicycle facilities within a quarter mile of affordable housing buildings in 2018.

The mileage of bicycle facilities within a quarter mile of affordable housing buildings has declined by 7.1 percent from 18.43 miles in 2015 to 17.13 miles in 2018.

This measure receives a negative rating because progress toward the objective to increase the miles of bicycle facilities located within a quarter mile of affordable housing stock has not been made, and bicycle facility mileage within a quarter mile of affordable housing has substantially declined within the last year.
Increase miles of bicycle facilities located within a quarter mile of affordable housing stock by 15% by 2020.
VMT per householdPositivePositivePositive Residents in the urbanized area traveled at a rate of 14,774 vehicle miles per household in 2017 (the most recent year with data available).

The vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per household for the urbanized area has decreased 4.7 percent from 15,504 VMT per household in 2014 to 14,774 VMT per household in 2017.

This measure receives a positive rating because significant progress was made towards the objective of reducing the VMT per household since 2014.
Reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMTs) per household within the urbanized area by 5% by 2020.
New sidewalks connecting to bus stopsPositivePositiveNeutral In 2017, 85% of the bus stops on high frequency routes had direct sidewalk connection. 13 bus stops that had been missing sidewalk connections in 2015 were provided with new sidewalk connections in 2016 and 2017.

This Performance Measure receives a Positive rating because of the substantial progress made towards the objective of providing missing sidewalk connections to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.
Increase accessibility to transit services by providing missing sidewalks connecting to at least 20 bus stops by 2020.
Balanced Development
Acres of agricultural and open space availablePositivePositivePositive Approximately 31.1 percent of the land in the metropolitan planning area (MPA) was developed in 2018.

The percentage of developed land area in the MPA has remained unchanged from 31.1 percent of land developed in 2015.

This measure receives a positive rating because no major changes occurred in the ratio of developed land area to undeveloped land area, reflecting adherence to the objective of minimizing the rate of development that is not contiguous to the existing built environment.
Minimize the rate of development that is not contiguous to the existing built environment by 2020.

The Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is a federally mandated document developed under regional collaboration and consensus, which defines a vision for the region’s transportation systems and services over a 25 year period. Champaign Urbana Urbanized Area Transportation Study (CUUATS), is the transportation entity of the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission, which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization responsible for carrying out the LRTP in the Champaign-Urbana Urbanized Area.

Due to its significant influence on the regional transportation system, the LRTP includes performance measures to track progress toward the completion of LRTP goals and objectives over time. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, well-developed performance measures will enable decision-makers to quickly “observe the effects of a proposed transportation plan, or monitor trends in transportation system performance over time.”

The performance measures are organized by the LRTP’s six planning pillars: Safety and Security, Resilient Economy, Multimodal Economy, Accessibility and Affordability, Healthy Neighborhoods, and Balanced Development. Performance measures containing comparable data were assigned with a Positive, Neutral, or Negative rating depending on the trend, which is symbolized by a radial symbol. The ratings for the Safety and Security Performance Measures are generally based on the 5-year rolling average, however there are some cases where there is an increase or decrease in the absolute number that doesn’t match an increase or decrease in the 5-year rolling average which often results in a Neutral rating.