Transportation Cost Index: A Comprehensive Performance Measure for Transportation and Land Use Systems and its Application in OR, FL, and UT

Liming Wang, Portland State University



MAP-21 and state laws are placing increasing emphasis on using comprehensive transportation performance measures that include mobility, safety, economy, livability, equity, and environmental to guide transportation decision-making. One of the toughest challenges keeping DOTs and MPOs from adopting comprehensive measures in the decision process is the lack of performance measures allowing consistent comparison of multimodal performance over time and across geographic areas. This project advances a transportation cost index (TCI) initially proposed by Oregon DOT from a proof-of-concept stage to implementation and operational use at the state, MPO, and community levels. After pilot tests and early adoption in Oregon, we test TCI with varying data sources available in different states and make the software more user-friendly. Working with communities in Florida and Utah, we will test and apply TCI to regions in Florida and Utah and compare the patterns of TCI across Oregon, Florida, and Utah.

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June 30,2016
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Natl Round 1
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