10c - Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts...

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Unformatted text preview: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Criteria Urban Transportation Planning MIT Course 1.252j/11.540j Fall 2005 Mikel Murga, MIT Research Associate and Lecturer Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2005 Historical Development ¡ First Policy Statement (1976) ¡ Policy on Rail Transit (1978) ¡ Statement of Policy on Major Urban Mass Transportation Capital Investments (1984) ¡ Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (STURAA) ¡ Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) ¡ Executive Order 12893 (1994) ¡ Policy Discussion Paper (1994) ¡ The 1996 Statement of Policy ¡ Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Day 10 F.Salvucci, C.Zegras and M.Murga 2 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2005 Historical Development ¡ First Policy Statement (1976) ¡ A process-oriented approach ¡ A new start project subjected to alternatives analyses, including Transportation System Management (TSM) ¡ Projects had to be cost-effective ¡ Policy on Rail Transit (1978) ¡ Local financial commitment ¡ Local Govt supporting local land use actions ¡ Environmental Impact Statement Day 10 F.Salvucci, C.Zegras and M.Murga 3 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2005 Historical Development ¡ Statement of Policy on Major Urban MassTransportation Capital Investments (1984) ¡ Comparisons between competing projects: ¡ Cost effectiveness index of forecast incremental cost per incremental rider for the build alternative ¡ Minimum threshold values for funding ¡ Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 (STURAA) ¡ Regulated the “Cost per New Rider” index and threshold values Day 10 F.Salvucci, C.Zegras and M.Murga 4 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2005 Historical Development ¡ Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) ¡ “Cost effectiveness” Ö project justified on comprehensive review of mobility improvements, environmental benefits, cost-effectiveness and operating efficiencies ¡ Executive Order 12893 (1994) ¡ Systematic analysis of costs and benefits ¡ Quantifiable and qualitative measures of benefits ¡ Efficient management of infrastructure: ¡ Operation and management of facilities ¡ Use of pricing to manage demand Day 10 F.Salvucci, C.Zegras and M.Murga 5 Urban Transportation Planning – Fall 2005 Historical Development ¡ Policy Discussion Paper (1994) ¡ Various approaches for project evaluation ¡ The 1996 Statement of Policy ¡ Multiple-measure method of project evaluation...
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