Project UCARE: Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements for Transportation Demand Management Programs

The primary objective of Project UCARE (Uniform Cost Accounting and Reporting Elements) is to develop and test a candidate reporting system which will accumulate commuter assistance program industry financial and operating results by uniform categories. The system is to be designed so that it can be eventually implemented on an industry-wide basis. To ensure the feasibility of future implementation, the candidate reporting system will be tested for practicality and usefulness at selected operating sites. Ultimately, the information collected through an industry-wide reporting system will be designed to address the needs of: (1) Individual commuter assistance programs for benchmarking and comparing their performance with other commuter assistance programs with similar characteristics. (2) Transportation-related industry associations for monitoring industry performance and needs. (3) Federal, state, and local government agencies for commuter assistance program industry analysis and for financial assistance program administration. With growing concern over greenhouse gas emissions and traffic congestion and the prospects of cap and trade looming in the future, both the private and public sectors have recognized the importance of timely and accurate data in assessing the continued progress of all strategies to manage travel demand. While the National Transit Database (NTD) of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) captures extensive information about public transit systems, there remains a substantial gap at the local, state and federal levels about other modes (e.g., private vanpools not reported under NTD, carpools) and other programs that could reduce vehicle trips and vehicle miles of travel (e.g., telework, compressed work week programs).

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  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $99175.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    77922

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Florida Department of Transportation

    605 Suwannee Street
    Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
  • Project Managers:

    Wright, Michael

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of South Florida, Tampa

    Center for Urban Transportation Research
    3650 Spectrum Boulevard
    Tampa, FL  United States  33612-9446
  • Principal Investigators:

    Hillsman, Edward

    Winters, Philip

  • Start Date: 20100200
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20110500
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25142

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01461711
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: University of South Florida, Tampa
  • Contract Numbers: 77922
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:50PM