Before and After Study Phase 2:
This project will continue previous work efforts to measure existing, proposed, and actual levels of Regional Solicitation scoring criteria and determine the outcome of projects on the region. It will focus in particular on what types of projects ultimately lead towards achieving the goals of the Transportation Policy Plan and whether the Regional Solicitation is using the correct measures in its scoring criteria. It will also identify how the scoring criteria can better tie in with federal performance targets and the Congestion Management Process.
For more information on this project, please contact David Burns at David.firstname.lastname@example.org
Twin Cities Highway Mobility Needs Analysis:
The goal of this study is to provide MnDOT with a mobility need monetary value to be incorporated into the next Minnesota State Highway Investment Plan (MnSHIP) Update. It will identify a mobility need monetary value based upon performance measures and targets. The study began in 2020 and will conclude in 2021. The analysis is directly called for in the 2040 TPP Update’s Work Program under the Highways Performance Measures and Funding Decisions work task.
For more information on this project, please contact Steve Peterson at email@example.com
Pedestrian Safety Action Plan:
This project will include systemic crash data analysis to identify crash characteristics and risk factors for pedestrians, as well as working with regional stakeholders on identifying countermeasures and program recommendations, including the regional solicitation. The need for pedestrian crash data analysis is identified in the 2040 TPP’s Work Program and supports the Plan’s safety goal and its objective to reduce fatal and serious injury crashes and improve safety for all modes. Pedestrians are the initial focus for this crash data analysis because of the increase in fatalities and serious injuries for the most vulnerable travelers on the transportation system as other types of traffic deaths and injuries decrease.
For more information on this project, please contact Heidi Schalberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobility Hub Planning Guide:
This project will develop a planning guide for regional stakeholders involved in the development of mobility hubs -- places where travelers can easily access and connect among multiple transportation options (including public transit, shared vehicles, and other modes). The project will document the various mobility hub design and implementation options and provide specific guidance for both regional and local stakeholders as they plan, design, implement, and manage mobility hubs within the different contexts they are being considered. The planning guide is needed to ensure a consistent and successful customer experience for mobility hubs across different jurisdictions and in different contexts. The project will also deliver an analysis of local land use and transportation contexts where mobility hubs are best supported. The guide will also include an analysis of existing transportation services, land use, demographics and other factors in order to highlight areas with the highest need for and the most benefit from mobility hubs.
For more information on this project, please contact Daniel Pena at email@example.com
A Path to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption in the Twin Cities:
As metropolitan regions begin to shift to connected and autonomous vehicles and implement shared mobility options, there is a general consensus that both public and private vehicle fleets will become electrified. Electric vehicles in fact already widely exist in the market. Fleet electrification can have many positive environmental benefits including climate mitigation and public health but may also require substantial changes in the regional electric grid and where and how vehicles are charged. This study on vehicle electrification is to plan a network of charging stations to support and encourage electric vehicle (EV) purchase and use in the Twin Cities. This study would summarize the role EVs can play in local climate mitigation, the hurdles to widespread EV adoption, current and planned energy production capacity and greenhouse gas mix, the capital and operating costs of EVs as compared to internal combustion engine vehicles and, national and local best practices and resources. The work will include determining how and if scenarios related to vehicle electrification should be included in the next update of the Regional Development Guide (Thrive MSP 2040) and seek to quantify regional benefits of electrification.
For more information on this project, please contact Tony Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Detailed Congestion Management Process Corridor Analysis Methodology:
This study will be used by regional partners as a step-by-step process so that each of them can identify specific CMP strategies that apply to their corridors. This study will seek to develop of a user-friendly handbook that details the processes required to develop an in-depth corridor congestion assessment. This handbook will list the data required to perform a corridor assessment; a detailed description of how to process the data; templates for analyzing and presenting the results; an outline of how the results will be verified by the Council; and guidance on presenting and documenting the results of the corridor assessment. It is anticipated that the guidance provided in this study will be used in the Council’s Regional Solicitation selection process in the future.
For more information on this project, please contact David Burns at email@example.com
RBTN Bikeway Facility Guidelines and Measures Study:
As the RBTN is expected to expand to serve regional growth, formalized measures for evaluating corridor spacing and route directness are needed to improve regional network planning and to supplement the review process for future RBTN additions. This study will be conducted to fulfill two primary purposes: to provide recommendations for preferred facility treatments on RBTN alignments in urban, suburban, and rural areas hosting the RBTN; and to develop guidelines for applying quantifiable measures when evaluating potential RBTN corridors and alignments.
For more information on this project, please contact Steven Elmer at firstname.lastname@example.org