Step 1: Goals, objectives, targets and KPIs

At a glance

  • Step 1 of the ATAP Framework aims to establish a clear and integrated set of goals and transport system objectives that can guide planning and assessment of transport policies, strategies, plans and proposed initiatives. It also involves setting performance indicators and targets that enable progress towards the transport system objectives to be monitored and evaluated.
  • Step 1 is separated into two parts:
    • Step 1a focuses on goals — a jurisdiction’s highest level (societal and whole-of-government) desired economic, social and environmental outcomes
    • Step 1b then considers supporting transport system objectives, KPIs and targets.
  • This critical first step sets the context for all subsequent steps in the ATAP Framework. It stimulates strategic thinking, and establishes a sound foundation for best practice integrated planning, and options identification and assessment.
  • Four linked stages comprise Step 1:
    1. Identify goals
    2. Define objectives
    3. Set targets and performance indicators
    4. Confirm alignment
  • These stages have a strong focus on alignment and integration to ensure transport strategies, policies, plans and specific initiatives contribute to the achievement of goals and transport system objectives.