Drive assisted in the development of the Pennsylvania Statewide Transportation System Management and Operations (TSMO) Strategic and Program Plans. As part of this effort, Drive researched and conducted a national DOT survey of TSMO strategies, facilitated large workshops to capture stakeholder needs throughout the state, and drafted the strategic and program plans. The Final TSMO Program Plan was used to help with PennDOT funding and staffing needs for FY 2017 and the 2019 TIP cycle.
Drive worked with stakeholders and PennDOT to research and study the current risks to Pennsylvania’s transportation funding. The Drive team interfaced directly with PennDOT Fiscal, Planning and Programming staff, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to explore the risks and develop a public facing study. The study includes future implications to PennDOT’s funding mechanisms and their corresponding revenue streams. Funding sources studied include the Motor License Fund (MLF), Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF), Public Transportation Trust Fund (PTTF), and Public Transportation Assistance Fund (PTAF). Read the full report here: http://www.talkpatransportation.com/perch/resources/tac-2019-transportation-funding-risks-report.pdf
Drive developed a policy level document that explored the factors for a successful intercity passenger rail system in Pennsylvania. Case studies were utilized to identify the success factors from around the country. These factors included infrastructure, partnerships, population density, public policy support, and many others. MPO outreach was also conducted to understand the level of support each region had for intercity passenger rail. The consultant team evaluated ten (10) corridors using the success factors and developed corridor profiles which included information such as population density, employment growth, trip generators, and identified existing modal connections within the corridors. The corridors were rated using the success factors and the information developed in the corridor profiles. The project team finalized the study by providing high level recommendations to improve intercity passenger rail within the Commonwealth.
Drive assisted PennDOT with the development of the 2019 Transportation Performance Report (TPR). Drive was responsible for meeting and coordinating with various PennDOT staff to determine which performance measures would be utilized in the TPR. Drive also reviewed the performance measurement data from PennDOT and developed the most effective way to visualize it in the report. The consultant team assembled the data, along with pertinent facts and statistics, into a storymap format. The 2019 TPR Storymap includes interactive graphs, maps, videos, and gives users the ability to download datasets. http://www.talkpatransportation.com/2019TPR/
Drive updated the 2011 Statewide ARLE Program report while evaluating the current status of the program. The program update included financial history, program procedures, violation history, crash history, and the ARLE funding program, as well as the update of report figures with current information, and interpretation of violation trends over the course of the program. In addition, Drive incorporated information on the operation of the ARLE program in Abington Township, the first municipality to implement ARLE outside of the City of Philadelphia.
Drive was responsible for reviewing volume, transit, and incident data for key corridors in Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties to develop the 2015 CMP and LRTP. The Congestion Management Process document was developed to determine an approach and metrics to evaluate whether or not construction projects had an impact on the level of congestion. The Congestion Management Plan included the evaluation of more than 20 key corridors in the MPO region by conducting travel time runs and making congestion mitigation recommendations. This project also included a considerable amount of GIS graphical analysis to help recommend future funding/TIP funding for key corridors, segments, and intersections.
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