An organization may use performance indicators or measurements to evaluate its success, or to evaluate the success of a particular activity in which it is engaged. Sometimes success is defined in terms of making progress toward strategic goals, but often success is simply the repeated, periodic achievement of some level of operational goal. SLOCOG carefully monitors and analyzes the performance of the region's transportation system in order to improve the effectiveness of planning and programming in the San Luis Obispo Region.
SLOCOG began reporting the performance of the transportation system in a significant way with the development of the 1994 Regional Transportation Plan. This plan included a range of performance indicators used to evaluate the progress towards accomplishing adopted goals, objectives and policies. Subsequently, these performance indicators were expanded to address smart growth and sustainable development. The performance monitoring process is continually evolving and maturing as new tools and better data become available.