California State and MPOs Performance-Based Planning Update

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1 California State and MPOs Performance-Based Planning Update Transportation Performance Management Performance-Based Planning and Programming Among DOTs and MPOs Katie Benouar, Caltrans Elisa Arias, SANDAG SCOP/SCOPM Joint Meeting June 18, 2014

2 California Caltrans 12 Districts Regional 58 Counties 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations 26 Regional Transportation Planning Associations

3 Overview of Statewide Activities REGION LEVEL STATE LEVEL Ongoing development of Regional Transportation Plans/Sustainable Communities Strategies performance measures Performance monitoring as part of plan implementation Selection of regional indicators for incorporation in state and MPO planning processes FEDERAL LEVEL Involvement in performance measures rulemaking process Initial steps towards target-setting coordination 3

4 Drivers of Performance Based Activities REGION LEVEL Regional Transportation Plans Sustainable Communities Strategies (SB 375) STATE LEVEL California Blueprint (SB 391) California Transportation Plan 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) Guidelines FEDERAL LEVEL Metropolitan and Statewide Planning Highway Safety Highway Conditions Congestion/System Performance Transit Performance 4

5 REGION LEVEL RTP/SCS Performance Measures MPO Performance-Based Planning Activities Plan Bay Area adopted July performance measures with associated numeric targets; rigorous project performance analysis Initiating State of the Region performance monitoring effort 2050 RTP/SCS: Our Region, Our Future adopted October performance measures with enhanced project evaluation process Second RTP/SCS process underway (San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan); streamlining performance measures Ongoing performance monitoring efforts and reporting SCAG 2035 RTP/SCS adopted April performance measures with detailed reporting on scenario impacts Developed online regional performance monitoring tools 2035 MTP/SCS adopted April 2012 >70 performance measures with emphases on land use, transportation, environment, and equity Biannual releases of Performance Monitoring Report 5

6 REGION LEVEL San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan 6

7 REGION LEVEL Performance Measures for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan Innovative Mobility and Planning 1. Are travel times reduced? Average peak-period travel time to work Daily vehicle delay per capita 2. Are more people walking, biking, using transit, and sharing rides? Change in walk, bike, transit, and carpool mode share 3. Is the transportation system safer? Annual projected number of vehicle injury/fatal collisions per vehicle mile traveled Annual projected number of bicycle/pedestrian injury/fatal collisions per mile traveled 7

8 REGION LEVEL Performance Measures for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan Vibrant Economy 4. Do the transportation investments help to improve the regional economy? Benefit/cost ratio of transportation investments Average truck/commercial vehicle travel times to and around regional gateways and distribution hubs 5. Are the relative costs of transportation changing similarly for all communities? Change in percent of income consumed by transportation costs 8

9 REGION LEVEL Performance Measures for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan Vibrant Economy (Continued) 6. Are connections to neighboring counties, tribal lands, Mexico, and military bases/installations improved? Average travel times to/from tribal lands Average travel times to/from Mexico Average travel times to/from neighboring counties Average travel times to/from military bases/ installations 9

10 REGION LEVEL Performance Measures for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan Healthy Environment and Communities 7. Does the transportation network support smart growth? Percentage of population/employment within 0.5 mile of high frequency transit stop Percentage of population/employment within 0.5 mile of a transit stop Percentage of population/employment within 0.25 mile of a bike facility Average travel distance to work Total time engaged in transportation-related physical activity per capita Percent of population engaging in more than 20 minutes of daily transportation-related physical activity 10

11 REGION LEVEL Performance Measures for San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan Healthy Environment and Communities (Continued) 8. Is access to jobs and key destinations improving for all communities? Percent of population within 30 minutes of jobs and higher education Percent of population within 15 minutes of goods and services 9. Is the air getting cleaner? On-road smog-forming pollutants (pounds/day) per capita 10. Are GHG emissions reduced? On-road CO2 emissions (pounds/day) per capita and regionwide 11

12 REGION LEVEL SANDAG: Performance Monitoring Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) Performance Monitoring Report: urban form, transportation, housing, natural habitats, water quality, shoreline preservation, air quality, economic prosperity, water supply, energy, and San Diego region-mexico border transportation Indicators of Sustainable Competitiveness: compare the San Diego region to 19 other metropolitan regions and the U.S. as a whole in the three E s State of the Commute: data on major commute routes from the traveler s perspective, including travel time and delay 12

13 REGION LEVEL Metropolitan Transportation Commission: Another Approach for Selecting Measures & Targets Each performance measure has an associated numeric target for example, the Plan exceeded its targeted 110% GRP increase over the 27-year planning period. 13

14 STATE LEVEL Indicators: Purpose and Framework Purpose: to identify a common set of standardized transportation indicators for California MPOs and state agencies (effort led by SANDAG and funded by California Strategic Growth Council) Address issues of importance across the state, going beyond the requirements in MAP-21 and dealing with key sustainability issues Focus on observed indicators (rather than modeled measures) Rely upon consistent statewide data sources (when available) and identify clear methodologies for each indicator Potential use of recommended measures to inform guidelines for STIP, California Regional Progress Report, etc. 14

15 STATE LEVEL Indicators: Selection Process Measures and input from MPOs & state agencies 200+ indicators Proposed methods and data sources Set of up to 10 statewide indicators

16 STATE LEVEL Indicators: Proposed Measures Category Congestion Reduction Infrastructure Condition System Reliability Statewide MPO Indicators Total and congested VMT per capita Commute mode share State of good repair (highways, local streets, highway bridges, transit assets) Highway buffer index Safety Fatalities/serious injuries per capita and per VMT Economic Vitality Environmental Sustainability Transit accessibility Travel time to jobs Change in agricultural land CO2 emissions per capita 16

17 STATE LEVEL Indicators: Future Measures pending data source availability Category Future Statewide MPO Indicators Congestion Reduction Congested arterial VMT per capita Bike miles traveled and walk miles traveled Non-commute mode share System Reliability Transit/rail travel time reliability Economic Vitality Residential and employment densities for new growth Housing/transportation affordability index 17

18 STATE LEVEL California Transportation Plan

19 STATE LEVEL California Transportation Plan

20 STATE LEVEL California Transportation Plan 2040 Map-21 and CTP 2040 Goals 20

21 STATE LEVEL Advocating for Smart Measures Smart Mobility Multi-modal System Freight GHG Emissions Reduction Reducing Delay Mode Shift Livability and Health EJ Considerations Environment and Sustainability 21

22 Challenges and Conclusions MAP-21 performance measures deployment will be a challenging process with many agencies and individuals involved in California MPO staff will have to find ways to minimize potential conflict between new federally-mandated efforts and robust existing performance-based planning processes Collaboration and communication between agencies will be critical 22

23 Katie Benouar Elisa Arias 23