Monitoring Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction Claims in Local Development Review

In response to SB 743, California is in the process of shifting from a focus on level-of-service to a focus on reductions in vehicle-miles-traveled in the environmental review process under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This shift has created many challenges for transportation analysts, given the lack of established practice with respect to vehicle miles of travel (VMT) estimation and mitigation. This project will first assess the current state-of-the-practice with respect to VMT estimation and mitigation by examining a sample of environmental documents for recent development projects. A second phase will identify the tools/methods for estimating VMT impacts being adopted by California cities and any plans for monitoring VMT impacts. A third phase will develop a recommended method or methods for monitoring VMT impacts and assessing the efficacy of VMT reduction strategies. The project will contribute to the successful implementation of SB 743.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $98426
  • Contract Numbers:

    Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 048

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    California Department of Transportation

    1227 O Street
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95843
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Institute of Transportation Studies
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Volker, Jamey

    Handy, Susan

  • Start Date: 20201001
  • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01752491
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: Caltrans 65A0686 Task Order 048
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 21 2020 12:41PM