Transit Prioritization Scoring Methodology in Metropolitan Planning Organization Programming

Transit projects compete for funding with highway and other modal projects in Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plans (LRPs) and Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs). The prioritization methodology utilized for scoring projects across the different modes can have a dramatic impact on whether transit projects are programmed. There has been little published review of the current state of the practice of these MPO prioritized methodologies specifically focusing on how transit projects are scored and how it affects their competitiveness. The objective of this research is to document best practices for multimodal prioritization methodologies in Metropolitan Planning Organization planning and programming processes focusing on the best practices of prioritizing transit versus other modal solutions.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project H-58

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Start Date: 20190107
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01690648
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project H-58
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2019 3:04PM