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SAN FRANCISCO URBAN PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
NATIONAL EVALUATION PLAN

U.S. Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration

FINAL
December 22, 2009
Publication No. FHWA-JPO-10-022

By
Battelle Memorial Institute
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Prepared for
United States Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
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Contract No. DTFH61-06-D-00007/ORDER 07-T-08002/WO BA07-041

December 22, 2009

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1. Report No
FHWA-JPO-10-022
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle
San Francisco Urban Partnership Agreement: National Evaluation Plan
5. Report Date
December 22, 2009
6. Performing Organization Code
 
7. Authors
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).
8. Performing Organization Report No.
 
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Battelle
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
16. Abstract

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
19. Security Classif. (of this report)
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
92
22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)     Reproduction of completed page authorized


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

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