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Multimodal Decision Making at the State and Metropolitan Level
Programming decisions for State and Regional Transportation Improvement Programs have
historically been made within modal silos. Transit projects have been evaluated against transit projects, highway projects have been evaluated against highway projects, etc. This has been the case for many reasons, including that funding for transportation projects has largely been segregated in to modal “pots” of money, and developing metrics which can apply across all modes is very difficult. Multimodal evaluation requires both a clear set of goals and meaningful evaluation measures which span across modes and resonate with political and public stakeholders. With the push for more sophisticated performance measures in Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), transportation agencies are developing multimodal performance measures and all of the up-stream data required for these measures. The declining transportation funding levels have also made it critical to optimize the use of every transportation dollar. A synthesis of multimodal decision making at the state and metropolitan level will provide critical information and advance the state-of-the-art as agencies continue to develop and refine the programming of transportation investments.
This synthesis will provide a review of State and MPO
multimodal programming with a focus on how goals and performance measures are
used in a multimodal context for the programming of transportation projects.
The results of the tasks listed below will be assembled into
a “practice ready” document providing practitioners the background needed to
implement their own programs, a description of the hurdles they might face and
techniques to overcome these, and advice on agency collaboration.
Report 750: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation (2013)
Web-Only Document 62: Strategic Issues Facing Transportation (2013)
Web-Only Document 3: Truck Tolling: Understanding Industry Tradeoffs
When Using of Avoiding Toll Facilities (2012)
Research Results Digest 105: Summary of Research Findings: Assessing and Comparing
Environmental Performance of Major Transit Investments (2012)
Report 145: Reinventing
the Urban Interstate: A New Paradigm for Multimodal Corridors (2011)
706: Uses of Risk Management and Data Management to Support Target-Setting for
Performance-Based Resource Allocation by Transportation Agencies (2011)
Report 141: A Methodology for Performance Measurement and Peer Comparison in
the Public Transportation Industry (2010)
tasks to be performed include, but are not limited to, reviewing current
practice and emerging initiatives related to:
State and Metropolitan Long Range Plans establish goals and performance
measures which address transportation in a multimodal framework.
methodologies for project cost/benefit analysis and
programs balance project selection across modes and regional goals which may be
difficult to quantify.
to quantify benefits of achieving historically qualitative goals (e.g. climate
protection; health; safety; economic vitality; equity; etc.).
multimodal State of Good Repair needs into decision making.
of new tools that build on new data collection options (such as transit vehicle
GPS data or cell phone GPS data) and new evaluation options (such as
activity-based models and micro-simulation models that permit a more nuanced
look at the impact of transportation investments).
synthesis will also identify areas of future research and needs, such as:
|Sponsoring Committee:||AEP10, Transportation Policy and Processes
|Source Info:||Committee members|
|Index Terms:||Multimodal transportation, Decision making, Regional transportation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, Metropolitan planning organizations, Financial analysis, Investments, |
|Cosponsoring Committees:||AEP15, Transportation Planning Analysis and Application|
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