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Public Transit Performance Measurement

Public Transit Performance Measurement

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Public Transit Performance Measurement

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  1. Public Transit PerformanceMeasurement Measure What Really Matters Jerry Benson, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer Utah Transit Authority September 13, 2010

  2. Misguided MeasurementMisdirects Policy

  3. Measure What Really Matters? • Economic health • Social justice • Environmental protection

  4. Measure What Really Matters? National security • Foreign Oil Dependence • Housing Affordability • Movement of Goods

  5. In 1973, after the OPEC oil embargo, the US had the opportunity to change its transportation system and reduce dependence on foreign oil.Instead, Americans have increased annual VMT per capita by 250 percent. Imported oil as a percentage of US oil consumption has increased from 35.8% in 1975 to 58.2% in 2007.

  6. National and Regional Outcomes,Not Micro-Operational Outcomes, Should Drive Policy

  7. Our Region’s Future Regional Choices and Outcomes Environment Transportation Land Use Energy Use Housing Opportunities Job Creation Land Consumption Open Space Water Use Air Quality Traffic Miles of Driving

  8. Land Consumption Analysis

  9. Vehicle Miles of Travel Per Day

  10. Total EmissionsTons Per Day

  11. Housing Mix: Current and 2020

  12. Total Infrastructure Costs

  13. “Give me a lever long enough . . . and I shall move the world.” (Archimedes) The Transportation System is the “Longest Lever” that creates a Region’s future urban form

  14. The Right Transportation Recipe • A balanced transportation system MIXED WITH . . . • Land use that makes it effective • Quality service • Efficient operations

  15. Quality and Performance Management System (QPMS)

  16. Utah’s Challenges • No regional land use plan, authority. • Multiple MPO’s in urbanized area. • No regional outcome goals. • Unregulated, private parking. • Air quality conformity process doesn’t enable flexibility, creativity.