Appendix A
THE COMMITTEE ON MEASURING AND IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE

STATEMENT OF TASK1

The committee will meet as a whole and in working panels to identify key issues and make recommendations regarding how infrastructure (transport, water resources, and waste management) performance is characterized; how standards of performance are set; standards' positive and negative influence on effective service provision; and impacts of these matters on the cost-effectiveness of infrastructure. Focusing on urban infrastructure, committee members, with staff support, will review previous work in the field, prepare workable multimodal definitions of performance, and recommend a common framework for infrastructure management and improving infrastructure performance. One or more reports will be prepared to present the committee's work and recommendations. The committee's work is sponsored by the USACE, Institute for Water Resources, as part of a program to explore the federal role in national infrastructure policy.

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 This Statement of Task is presented to the committee at project initiation and filed with the National Research Council records office as Committee Records Form #1.



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Measuring and Improving Infrastructure Performance Appendix A THE COMMITTEE ON MEASURING AND IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE STATEMENT OF TASK1 The committee will meet as a whole and in working panels to identify key issues and make recommendations regarding how infrastructure (transport, water resources, and waste management) performance is characterized; how standards of performance are set; standards' positive and negative influence on effective service provision; and impacts of these matters on the cost-effectiveness of infrastructure. Focusing on urban infrastructure, committee members, with staff support, will review previous work in the field, prepare workable multimodal definitions of performance, and recommend a common framework for infrastructure management and improving infrastructure performance. One or more reports will be prepared to present the committee's work and recommendations. The committee's work is sponsored by the USACE, Institute for Water Resources, as part of a program to explore the federal role in national infrastructure policy. 1    This Statement of Task is presented to the committee at project initiation and filed with the National Research Council records office as Committee Records Form #1.