The National Academies

TCRP H-58 [Anticipated]

Transit Prioritization Scoring Methodology in Metropolitan Planning Organization Programming

  Project Data
Funds: $100,000
Staff Responsibility: Dianne S. Schwager
Fiscal Year: 2019

This project has been tentatively selected and a project statement (request for proposals) is expected to be available on this website. The problem statement below will be the starting point for a panel of experts to develop the project statement.

Transit projects compete for funding with highway and other modal projects in Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plans (LRPs) and Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs). The prioritization methodology utilized for scoring projects across the different modes can have a dramatic impact on whether transit projects are programmed. There has been little published review of the current state of the practice of these MPO prioritized methodologies specifically focusing on how transit projects are scored and how it affects their competitiveness.

The objective of this research is to document best practices for multimodal prioritization methodologies in Metropolitan Planning Organization planning and programming processes focusing on the best practices of prioritizing transit versus other modal solutions.

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