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Urban Partnership Agreements

The purpose of the Urban Partnership Agreements (UPA’s) was to implement a comprehensive policy response to urban congestion that included what is referred to as the “4 Ts”: (1) a tolling (congestion pricing) demonstration, (b) enhanced transit services, (c) increased emphasis on telecommuting and flex scheduling, and (d) the deployment of advanced technology. The approaches taken vary between Partner jurisdictions (e.g., HOV-to-HOT lane conversion vs. full facility pricing), but in each case the projects represent innovative solutions that will lead to substantial reductions in urban congestion in the long-run. The four UPA Partners are: Miami, Minneapolis/St. Paul, San Francisco, and Seattle. Currently, all four sites have deployed all related projects and an in-depth analysis and evaluation of the performance of these projects have been conducted. The Department continues to work with States and cities throughout the nation, whether Urban Partners or not, to use tolling and pricing strategies to reduce congestion and to raise revenues to support needed transportation improvements.

Urban Partnership Cities


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