CTR Performance Grants: Continuing Innovation

The CTR Performance Grant program began as a recommendation of the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Task Force to the state legislature. The recommendation focused on developing a market for creating vehicle trip reductions. In this market, the providers would be paid for the capacity they created (or freed up) on the highway system. The legislature took this idea and created the skeleton of a program that would pay up to the cost of creating the equivalent highway capacity. The purpose of this applied research is to look at the program as it is currently consitiuted and to suggest ways it could be modified to improve it in the short term and over time, in short to enable continued innovation.