2A3 National TDM Perspectives Embedding into US Po

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Published on March 20, 2008

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Embedding TDM into US Policies:  Embedding TDM into US Policies Speaker: Jon W. Martz President, Association for Commuter Transportation – USA Vice President - Government Relations – VPSI Inc. Canadian TDM Summit, Calgary 2007 Monday, November 26th 2007 National TDM Perspectives 50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System:  50th Anniversary of the Interstate Highway System Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956:  Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 Consumed nearly $500 billion (in 2006 Dollars) over first 13 years Construction of 40,000 miles of highways Federal-State matching ratio of 90:10 Gas tax revenue to a Highway Trust Fund The consequences of these efforts were both positive and detrimental, planned and unintended. Social Impacts of the Interstate Highway System:  Social Impacts of the Interstate Highway System Altered how the nation travels (and how much) Changed the structure of communities and regions Gave choices to make on where to live, work, shop and play Positives Increased access, mobility and options for individuals, households and firms Some communities developed because of the Interstates Negatives Decreased access by undermining the viability of alternative modes of travel Some communities never recovered from Interstate construction and are subject to noise and emissions The consequences of these efforts were both positive and detrimental, planned and unintended. Self-Doubt?!?!:  Self-Doubt?!?! “Our current transportation model is broken. We need fresh approaches like new technology, congestion pricing and greater private sector investment to get American moving again.” USDOT Secretary Mary E. Peters….… … Share of VMT Growth (1977-2001):  Share of VMT Growth (1977-2001) Trip Frequency Population National Household Travel Survey Data Trip Length Mode Shifts Congestion Growth Trend:  Congestion Growth Trend Less than 500,000 500,000 - 1 million 1 million – 3 million More than 3 million Sources of Congestion::  Sources of Congestion: Work Zones Poor Signal Timing Special Events Traffic Incidents Bottlenecks Bad Weather USDOT Statistics 2005 Infusion of TDM into Planning Process:  Infusion of TDM into Planning Process Metropolitan Planning ISTEA Legislation: Congestion Management System SAFETEA-LU: Congestion Management Process Final Rule (Administrative) National Policy Changes USDOT Urban Partner Agreements National Surface Transportation Revenue and Policy Study Commission Congestion Management System:  Congestion Management System CMS: “A systematic process for managing congestion that provides information on system performance and on alternative strategies for alleviating congestion and enhancing the mobility of persons and goods.” Different, but Related:  Different, but Related Regional Transportation Plan Long range Congestion reduction Volume/Capacity ratios (V/C), Level of Service (LOS) Balance capacity, demand and management actions Congestion Management Process Short range Congestion management Reliability, Travel time, Delay, Accessibility Focus on demand and travel management solutions BEFORE considering capacity expansion Here’s how a CMS is supposed to work…:  Here’s how a CMS is supposed to work… Establish your CMS Network Develop your performance measures; Create a program for continuous data collection and system monitoring; Identify and evaluate, as part of the planning process, possible congestion management strategies; and Evaluate the effectiveness of implemented strategies. CMS Toolbox:  CMS Toolbox TDM Strategies Congestion Pricing Public Transit (including Vanpooling) Carpool Strategies Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements ITS Technologies Alternative Work Hours Telecommuting Infusion of TDM into Planning Process:  Infusion of TDM into Planning Process Metropolitan Planning ISTEA Legislation: Congestion Management System SAFETEA-LU: Congestion Management Process Final Rule (Administrative) National Policy Changes National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network USDOT Urban Partner Agreements National Surface Transportation Revenue and Policy Study Commission USDOT’s “Four Ts”:  USDOT’s “Four Ts” Tolling Transit Telecommuting Technology and Operations Infusion of TDM into Planning Process:  Infusion of TDM into Planning Process Metropolitan Planning ISTEA Legislation: Congestion Management System SAFETEA-LU: Congestion Management Process Final Rule (Administrative) National Policy Changes National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network USDOT Urban Partner Agreements National Surface Transportation Revenue and Policy Study Commission USDOT’s Urban Partners:  USDOT’s Urban Partners USDOT Urban Partner: Miami / Fort Lauderdale 95 Express:  USDOT Urban Partner: Miami / Fort Lauderdale 95 Express I-95 HOV-to-HOT conversion Operation of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on HOT Lanes Broward County Express Bus Service Transit facility improvements $62.9M USDOT Urban Partner: Minneapolis-St. Paul Pricing Program:  USDOT Urban Partner: Minneapolis-St. Paul Pricing Program I-35 HOV-to-HOT Conversion I-35W HOT Lane Extension Priced Dynamic Shoulder Lanes Expansion of I-35W and TH-77 transit service New “advanced BRT” stations New park-and-ride facilities New “transit advantage” bypass lane/ramp Contraflow transit lanes in downtown Minneapolis Technology for transit Arterial and freeway management $133.3M USDOT Urban Partner: NYC Congestion Pricing Initiative:  USDOT Urban Partner: NYC Congestion Pricing Initiative Full cordon or area pricing of Lower Manhatten (modeled after the London Congestion Charging system). Transit facilities Transit Technology Bus projects Improvements to regional ferry service Collection and analysis of Alternatives Analysis transportation data. $354.5M USDOT Urban Partner: San Francisco Bay Area “Accelerate”:  USDOT Urban Partner: San Francisco Bay Area “Accelerate” Variable pricing of either Doyle Drive or the Golden Gate Bridge Downtown parking pricing (on-street and off-street) Implement Arterial Traffic Management System Signal controller upgrades Improvements to regional ferry service Improvements to travel forecasting for BRT corridor in Oakland 511 Upgrades to provide real-time pricing, parking and transit information $158.7M USDOT Urban Partner: Seattle - Lake Washington Urban Partnership:  USDOT Urban Partner: Seattle - Lake Washington Urban Partnership Variable pricing on the SR-520 floating Bridge between Seattle and Bellevue Enhanced bus service along SR-520 New transit improvements alone SR-520 corridor Improvements to regional ferry service Real-time multi-modal traveler information SR-520 active traffic management $138.7M Infusion of TDM into Planning Process:  Infusion of TDM into Planning Process Metropolitan Planning ISTEA Legislation: Congestion Management System SAFETEA-LU: Congestion Management Process Final Rule (Administrative) National Policy Changes National Strategy to Reduce Congestion on America's Transportation Network USDOT Urban Partner Agreements National Surface Transportation Revenue and Policy Study (NSTR&PS) Commission NSTR&PS Commission:  NSTR&PS Commission Preliminary Conclusions Lack of National Program Focus Ineffective Investment Decisions Inefficient Program Finance Programmatic Deficiencies and Mismatches Across Policies National Allocation Decisions State and Local Allocation Decisions Reforms to Address New Problems NSTR&PS Commission:  NSTR&PS Commission Preliminary Structural Recommendations Dissolve current agency structure Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Replace with new agency structure Infrastructure Freight Metropolitan mobility Intercity passenger transportation Transportation safety (FMCSA and NHTSA) NSTR&PS Commission:  NSTR&PS Commission Preliminary Policy Recommendations Performance-based investment must become the norm Set performance goals for urban areas over 1MM population to reduce congestion by 20% by 2025. Once goals established, non-modal specific transportation plans should be developed. Federal share of costs – 50% (currently 80%) Structure program with incentives to reduce transportation energy consumption Remove barriers and encourage private investment Make intercity rail eligible for federal funding NSTR&PS Commission:  NSTR&PS Commission Preliminary Revenue Recommendations FY08 legislation to keep Highway Trust Fund solvent Remove federal restrictions on tolling Interstate Highways Pricing should reflect cost and reasonable return Additional charges allowed to support capital investment in other systems, e.g. a) express bus services, b) commuter vanpools or c) bus rapid transit (BRT) No toll booths… Electronic toll collection across broad geographic areas Fund study to address technological and institutional barriers to implementation of VMT tax Establish twenty year sunset on use of current Federal fuel tax system Surface Transportation Authorizing Legislation to be Expedited:  Surface Transportation Authorizing Legislation to be Expedited Minnesota bridge collapse NSTR&PS Commission Findings End of President Bush’s 2nd Term Highway Trust Fund Going Broke Highway Trust Fund: Negative Balance:  Highway Trust Fund: Negative Balance Surface Transportation Authorizing Legislation Hurdles:  Surface Transportation Authorizing Legislation Hurdles Reluctance to increase fuel taxes Election calendar Jurisdictional conflicts Slows addressing of Energy and Climate Change issues Desire to continue earmarking Minority/Majority Leaders on Bad Terms Climate Change:  Climate Change In closing… :  In closing… Jon W. Martz Vice President, Government Relations VPSI Inc. 1220 Rankin Drive Troy, Michigan 48083 USA Tel: 248.597.3500 Email: jon.martz@vpsiinc.com

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