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Unformatted text preview: Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Criteria Urban Transportation Planning MIT Course 1.252j/11.380j Fall 2001 Mikel Murga, MIT Research Associate Nov 9, 2001 2 Urban Transportation Planning Fall 2001 Day 10 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) 3 Urban Transportation Planning Fall 2001 Day 10 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 4 Urban Transportation Planning Fall 2001 Day 10 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 5 Urban Transportation Planning Fall 2001 Day 10 Historical Development ! Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) ! Cost effectiveness " 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 6...
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