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ATCMTD Grant Request: SMORES (Smart Mobility Optimizing Resources, Equality, and Sustainability)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Who We Are
a) Consortium Members and Community Partners
b) Program Management
3. Geographic Area of Deployment
4. Issues and Challenges Addressed by the Deployment
  Economic Challenges
  Cultural challenges
  Growth challenges
5. Transportation Systems
6. Deployment Plan
  Enhanced Transit/Transportation Demand Management (TDM)
  In-vehicle safety warnings and traveler advice
7. Deployment Challenges
8. Quantifiable System Performance Improvements
  Performance Improvements to the SMORES Deployment Area
  Performance Improvements to the SMORES Consortium
9. Safety, Mobility and Environmental Benefit Projections
10. Vision, Goals, and Objectives
11. Plan for Partnering
12. Leveraging and Optimizing Existing Investments
13. Project Schedule
14. ITS Program/Innovative Technology Initiatives
1. Key Staff
2. Primary Point of Contact

List of Figures

1. SMORES Deployment Area and Local Statistics
2. SMORES Vision for Rural Technology Deployment
3. SMORES Program Management and Execution Structure
4. SMORES Deployment Area
5. Ratio of Median Home Price to Median Household Income in the SMORES area, a major urban area at the same latitude (Minneapolis), and the U.S.
6. Growth in the U.S. from 2010 through 2015 and distribution of public transportation systems throughout the U.S.
7. Comparison of private vehicle ownership to alternative modes of transportation.
8. U.S. growth rates, 1952 - 2015.
9. Direct measurements of mobility. Travel and dwell times are measured using the Phantom ALERT logging feature.
10. SMORES project schedule. Consumer culture is a continuous feedback process used to gauge what makes alternative transport modes desirable by the traveling public.

List of Tables

1. Overview of SMORES Consortium Members and Community Partners
2. Bozeman and State of Montana Rankings and Rates
3. Transportation systems and technologies to be deployed by the SMORES Consortium.
4. Deployment Plan Elements
5. Distribution of Phantom ALERT licenses for the SMORES Consortium.
6. Car Sharing model.
7. Car-sharing usage model: values and potential savings.
8. Ride-sharing modeling parameters.
9. Ride-sharing revenue model using Lyft parameters.
10. New Transit Service: Travel distances and projected ridership.
11. New Transit Service: Financial benefits of taking transit between Bozeman and Belgrade/Manhattan/Three Forks Montana.
12. Van-pooling: Travel distances and projected ridership
13. Van-pooling: Operational and financial parameters for the Bozeman – Three Forks Van Pool.
14. Van-pooling: Socio-economic benefits of van pooling from Bozeman for the Bozeman – Three Forks route.
15. ITS Programs leveraged or contributing to ITS Joint Program Office programs.
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