Transportation 2040 Toward a Sustainable Transportation System. Toward a Sustainable Transportation System. Sultan Planning Board.

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1 1 Transportation 2040 Toward a Sustainable Transportation System Sultan Planning Board February 1, 2011 PSRC - Who We Represent 2 Our Region 4 Counties 82 Cities and Towns Urban & Rural Our Members Cities, Counties, Ports, and Transit State Agencies and Tribal Governments 1

2 Our Mission To play a key regional role in keeping central Puget Sound thriving as we grow 3 Transportation Adopted May 20, 2010 Addresses major transportation system issues and informs nearterm project decisions Aligns with VISION 2040 and the Regional Economic Strategy Responds to the 2040 growth forecasts for person and freight travel demand 2

3 The Region is Growing 5 In spite of the current recession we anticipate the region will continue to grow and change. Population: 3.5 million (2006) to 5.0 million (2040) More seniors: population over 65 will double by 2040 More diverse and higher demand for special needs transportation 43% Population Growth 60% Employment Growth Plan Investment Structure 6 3

4 Sultan 7 Transportation 2040 SR 9 8 US 2 SR 520 Bus Rapid Transit SR 522 4

5 LINK to Everett 9 LINK to Redmond Light Rail LINK to Tacoma 10 Commuter Rail Sounder Improvements: Everett to Lakewood BNSF Corridor: Renton to Snohomish 5

6 11 SR 520 Rail/Bus (to be determined) I-405 I-5 SR 9 US 2 12 State Highways I-405 SR 522 6

7 13 Evergreen Way Airport Rd. Avondale Rd. Arterial Novelty Hill Rd. Woodinville- Duvall Rd. BNSF Corridor Trail SR 522 Trail 14 Centennial Trail Bicycle/Pedestrian Snoqualmie Valley Trail US 2 Trail 7

8 Strategic investments near Sultan 15 BNSF Corridor: Renton to Snohomish Bus Rapid Transit on US 2, SR 522, SR 9 100% increase in local bus service US 2 Centennial Trail Centennial Trail SR 522 TDM in T-2040 Constrained Element 16 Transportation Options: Carshareand bikeshareoutreach and incentive programs in centers (supply-side and demand-side) Vanpool Expansion: 151% increase over 2006 levels = 4,301 daily vanpools in operation 4,500 4,000 3,500 Comparison of Baseline Vanpool Growth to Transportation 2040 Vanpool Growth T-2040: 4,300 vanpools in operation 40,000 daily riders 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1, % increase over baseline Baseline T

9 Reducing Delay For All Forms of Travel Transportation 2040 reduces freeway and arterial delay for transit, freight and general travel. 17 Daily Vehicle Miles Traveled, Hours Traveled, and Delay 0% Vehicle Miles Traveled Vehicle Hours Traveled Freeway Delay Hours Arterial Delay Hours Percent Change from 2040 Baseline -10% -20% -30% -40% -50% -60% -70% -80% Range of Benefits Full Plan Constrained Plan The Plan includes some actions and would have some effects not quantified in the analysis findings VMT and VHT reduced Roadway speeds and delay improve dramatically Increasing choices for travel Supports Regional Growth Strategy 18 Improves access to our regional centers by reducing travel time and improving reliability (reducing the cost of travel). Average Per Trip Benefits for all Trips Originating within Area (Change from 2040 Baseline in dollars per trip) $3.50 $3.00 Range of Benefits Full Plan Constrained Plan $2.50 $ % of growth in Urban Growth Area $1.50 $1.00 $0.50 $- Regional Regional Regional Growth Centers Growth Growth Centers Region Region Supports centers growth: an additional 173,000 people and 475,000 jobs in regional centers 9

10 Benefits to Economic Centers 19 Travel time and reliability is improved to the region s economic centers. Average Per Trip Benefits All Trips Originating in Zones with High Concentrations of Sector Employment (Change from 2040 Baseline in dollars per trip) $3.00 $2.50 $2.00 $1.50 $1.00 $0.50 Full Plan Constrained Plan Benefits to centers Significant benefits to freight users over $2 billion travel cost savings per year by 2040 High per trip benefit to areas with identified industry clusters $- Cluster Freight High Wage Region Sustainable Funding for Transportation 20 The plan includes a Sustainable Funding Strategy: Transportation 2040 Financial Plan (Revenues by source in billions of 2008 dollars) New funding: $65 B Existing (current law) funding: $125 B $200 $190 $175 $150 $125 $100 $75 $50 $25 Tolls HOT Lanes, Facility, and Network Toll Revenues (18%) * New Fuel Taxes, State Fees, and Fuel Tax Replacements (3%) New Transit/Ferry Specific Sources (8%) New Local Sources (6%) Current Law Revenues (65%) * Toll revenue may be used to reduce other funding sources (approximately 4%). $0 10

11 T-2040 Implementation Prioritize Investments 21 Step : What? Which projects and programs Across programs or ranked within programs Step : How? Measuring benefits, costs and goal support How to integrate measurable and non-measurable factors Step A B C : To What End? Priorities within the plan Moving projects in and out TIP framework Legislative recommendations Prioritization - Organization and Roles 22 Modes & Interest Aviation Bike/Ped Ferry Freight Health Roadway/ITS Special Needs TDM Transit Advisory Committees Regional Staff Committee Transportation Policy Board NEW Working Group (includes TPB, GMPB, EDD, EB, RSC) GMPB & EDD Key Roles Advisory Core decisions Adoption Executive Board 2012 General Assembly 11

12 Prioritization - Schedule 23 Rural Transportation 24 Rural transportation strategy is proposed Complete by 2014 in time for plan update Strategy builds upon V-2040 and T-2040 to: - Improve the process for identifying rural transportation programs in regional priorities - Better understand rural travel demand - Address growing rural transportation needs, including special needs groups - Integrate bike and walk programs - Identify rural safety issues in future plan updates Rural town centers and corridors program: - $2,000,000 allocated to 6 projects - 2 nd & Lincoln traffic signal design in Snohomish 12

13 Contacts and Information 25 Puget Sound Regional Council Stephen Kiehl Mike Cummings