The Evolving Texas Megaregion: Developing a Sustainable Megaregion Mobility Planning Blueprint

The European Union in 2013 developed a new transportation planning process called Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning (SUMP). The raison d’être for this was to put the needs of people and their quality of life, including social equity, health, and environmental equity, and economic viability at the planning documents core. It aims to achieve a shift towards sustainable mobility by building on existing planning practices and taking due consideration of integration, participation, and evaluation principles. The SUMP methodology proffers an opportunity to develop a more targeted and comprehensive approach to the traditional mobility planning required. The research team believes that SUMP has scalability for the megaregion dimension which they are calling SUMP+ (Sustainable Urban Megaregion Mobility Planning). The goal of this project is to (1) develop a blueprint for how a SUMP+ process could be structured for the Texas Megaregion and (2) assess how the Texas megaregion may be changing over the next 30 years across multiple dimensions to ensure that the SUMP+ process can be integrated, agile, equitable, sustainable, and rationally defended. As a single state megaregion, the Texas Triangle Megaregion offers an ideal opportunity to evaluate SUMP+ and develop the factors that would be needed in a blueprint.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $160676
    • Contract Numbers:

      6969A3551747135

    • 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:

      Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)

      University of Texas at Austin
      Austin, TX  United States  78712
    • Principal Investigators:

      Loftus-Otway, Lisa

    • Start Date: 20200901
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200831
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01741870
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Cooperative Mobility for Competitive Megaregions (CM2)
    • Contract Numbers: 6969A3551747135
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Jun 4 2020 4:09AM