Certain state DOTs use advance construction (AC) in conjunction with financing projects in their annual construction program. Other states make little or no use of AC. A 2011 report reviewed AC practices across the country with emphasis on evaluating the potential benefits and challenges of using AC and identifying best practices. A 2019 update to the report reflects states’ current use of AC in light of 2020’s scheduled rescission of federal funds and the expiration of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Many state transportation agencies have adopted sophisticated performance management practices. Currently, such practices – and related research – focus primarily on the use of system-oriented measures by DOTs to support strategic planning decisions and provide greater public accountability. This report explores how states’ transportation performance management practices can be expanded to support their funding and finance activities more directly.