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
- National Evaluation Reports
- San Francisco Urban Partnership Agreement [PDF 26.7MB]
- Seattle/Lake Washington Corridor Urban Partnership Agreement [PDF 10.2MB]
- Annual Reports
- Contemporary Approaches in Congestion Pricing: Lessons Learned from the National Evaluation of Congestion Pricing Strategies at Six Sites [PDF 6MB]
- Miami, FL I-95 Express Lanes (2011) (HTML, PDF 471KB)
- Minnesota: Innovative Choices for Congestion Relief (2011) (HTML, PDF 672KB)
- San Francisco SFpark and Parking Information Systems (2011) (HTML, PDF 882KB)
- Seattle/Lake Washington Corridor Tolling and Transit Projects (2011) (HTML, PDF 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.
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