The Smart Growth Livability Calculator

This project builds on the Transportation Research Board’s Handbook for Building Livable Transit Corridors (The Handbook), and TRB’s Transit Corridor Livability Calculator (The Calculator). The goals of this project are to (1) further calibrate the calculator so that it can make even more accurate calculations of vehicle miles of travel (VMT) and greenhouse gases (GHGs), necessary to address the move from level of service (LOS) as dictated by SB 743 and Climate Action goals; (2) Give the calculator a stronger mapping interface and improve the dashboard to encourage widespread use by practitioners; and (3) building on the Calculator and Handbook’s ability to help with corridor plans. All told, this project will provide frameworks to the calculator and handbook to help with assessments and policy decisions related to a) complete streets (siting and choosing safety measures), b) climate action planning (best location efficiency for housing, encouraging alternatives, and providing GHG and VMT calculations), and finally c) for use in autonomous vehicle planning and design.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $25021
    • Contract Numbers:

      69A3551747127

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility

      San Jose State University
      San Jose, CA  United States  95112
    • Principal Investigators:

      Appleyard, Bruce

    • Start Date: 20180201
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190531
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01690724
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747127
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jan 9 2019 5:09PM