Congestion Reduction Demonstration
The Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CRD) program was initiated as a follow on to the Urban Partnership Program, but also as separate and distinct from that program. Two sites were selected to advance projects under this program: Los Angeles, CA and Atlanta, GA. The addition of the two CRD projects along with the four Urban Partnership cities of San Francisco, Miami, Seattle, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, brought the total to six major metropolitan areas where the Department supported aggressive congestion relief programs. , Both the Los Angeles and Atlanta projects have been fully deployed. The evaluation Team is currently analyzing the data collected for one year after the projects were deployed.
Congestion Reduction Demonstration Cities
- Annual Reports
- Atlanta I-85 Express Lanes and Transit Projects (2011) [HTML, PDF 280KB]
- Los Angeles Congestion Reduction Demonstration ExpressLanes Program: National Evaluation Report [PDF 34MB]
- Los Angeles Express Lanes Projects (2011) [HTML, PDF 1.2MB]
- Traveler Behavior Studies
- Effects of an HOV-2 to HOT-3 Conversion on Traveler Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of the I-85 Corridor in Atlanta [PDF 4.2MB]
- Effects of Full-Facility Variable Tolling on Traveler Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Study of the SR-520 Corridor in Seattle [PDF 1.6MB]
- Exploring the Equity Impacts of Two Road Pricing Implementations Using a Traveler Behavior Panel Survey: Full Facility Pricing on SR 520 in Seattle and the I-85 HOV-2 to HOT-3 Conversion in Atlanta [PDF 1.2MB]
- Urban Partnership Agreement and Congestion Reduction Demonstration Programs: Lessons Learned on Congestion Pricing from the Seattle and Atlanta Household Travel Behavior Surveys [PDF 386KB]
- Webinar on Update of the Urban Partnership Agreement/Congestion Reduction Demonstration Projects – Session 10, December 15, 2011
- UPA/CRD Video Exhibited at the ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida - This video was exhibited at the ITS World Congress in Orlando, Florida, from October 17 to October 19, 2011.
The evaluation of the UPA/CRD national evaluation is sponsored by the U.S. DOT. The Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) is responsible for the overall conduct of the national evaluation. Representatives from the modal agencies are actively involved in the national evaluation. The Battelle team was selected by the U.S. DOT to conduct the national evaluation through a competitive procurement process.
The purpose of the national evaluation is to assess the impacts of the UPA/CRD projects in a comprehensive and systematic manner across all sites. The national evaluation will generate information and produce technology transfer materials to support deployment of the strategies in other metropolitan areas. The national evaluation will also generate findings for use in future federal policy and program development related to mobility, congestion, and facility pricing. The Battelle team developed a National Evaluation Framework (NEF) to provide a foundation for evaluation of the UPA/CRD sites. The NEF is based on the 4Ts congestion reduction strategies and the questions that the U.S. DOT seeks to answer through the evaluation.
- Atlanta National Evaluation
- Los Angeles National Evaluation
- Urban Partnership Agreement and Congestion Reduction Demonstration: National Evaluation Framework [PDF 785KB] - This report provides an analytical framework for evaluating six deployments under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) and Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CRD) Programs. The six UPA/CRD sites are Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Minnesota, San Francisco, and Seattle.
- Assessing the Performance of the Urban Partnership Agreements and Congestion Reduction Programs [HTML, PDF 100KB]
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