SAN FRANCISCO URBAN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
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|4. Title and Subtitle
San Francisco Urban Partnership Agreement: National Evaluation Plan
|5. Report Date
December 22, 2009
|6. Performing Organization Code
Carol Zimmerman and Gang Shao (Battelle); Kevin Balke (Texas Transportation Institute); Eric Schreffler (ESTC); Caroline Rodier and Susan Shaheen (University of California, Berkeley; and Lee Munnich (University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute).
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|9. Performing Organization Name and Address
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
|10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
|11. Contract or Grant No.
DTFH61-06-D-00007/ORDER 07-T-08002/WO BA07-041
|12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
U.S. Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
|13. Type of Report and Period Covered
|14. Sponsoring Agency Code
|15. Supplementary Notes
This report provides an analytic framework for evaluating the San Francisco Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) UPA Program. The San Francisco UPA projects to be evaluated focus on those related to variable parking pricing. Those projects include variable pricing of on-street and off-street parking in the City of San Francisco, enhancements to 511 to include parking information, an integrated payment system for parking and transit, and expansion of telecommuting/TDM outreach activities to support the other projects. The San Francisco UPA national evaluation plan identifies major questions to be answered through the evaluation, the evaluation analyses to be used to address those questions, and the data needed for the analyses. It also outlines the test plans that will be used to collect and analyze the required data. The evaluation plan is based on the National Evaluation Framework (NEF) prepared for the U.S. DOT. Four objective questions that were posed by U.S. DOT serve as a starting point for the NEF and San Francisco evaluation plan. These questions are how much congestion was reduced; what contributed to the reduction and what were the associated impacts; what lessons were learned about non-technical factors for success; and what were the overall cost and benefit of the congestion reduction strategies. The four objective questions were translated into twelve evaluation analyses, which in turn consist of hypotheses and questions, measures of effectiveness (MOEs), and data required for the MOEs. This document presents the plan for evaluating the San Francisco UPA projects.
|17. Key Word
Urban Partnership Agreement, Congestion Reduction Demonstration, congestion pricing, variable pricing, parking, 511, congestion reduction, evaluation
|18. Distribution Statement
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Many individuals from the San Francisco partnership were helpful during the course of development of the evaluation plan. The following individuals were particularly instrumental in providing information and insight and their contribution is both recognized and appreciated: Jay Primus of the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Authority; Chester Fung and Margaret Cortes of the San Francisco County Transportation Agency; and Pierce Gould and Cheryl Chi of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
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