RCAP Database | Sustainable Communities and Transportation Planning: SP-28

Agencies across the region continue to implement strategies aimed at maximizing the efficiency of the existing transportation network.
Many of these strategies also result in GHG emissions reductions. There is a need for a toolbox of successful strategies that can be duplicated across the region. Agencies should make an effort to collect information that will allow for evaluation of the effectiveness of a strategy in reducing GHG emissions.

Information collected by implementing agencies should include emissions reductions, fuel reductions, VMT impacts, or other performance measures as appropriate. Information collected should also include steps for implementation, costs, and lessons learned. Among the strategies to consider are use of roundabouts, real time operation of the traffic signal system, traffic signal prioritization and queue jumps for transit, interstate ramp metering, and employment of a virtual freight network (freight network managed in real time using intelligent transportation systems).

Planning Horizon: 
Immediate (0-2 years)
Potential Partners: 
State, Regional Local and Transportation Agencies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations
Potential Funding Sources: 
N/A
Estimated Resources Required: 
Existing staff resources
Milestone Progress: 
Strategy summaries and estimated benefits analysis, including emissions reductions. Number of communities with performance measures and evaluations for transportation projects to ensure net GHG emissions reductions (including performance measures such as VMT, VHT, etc.)