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A Framework for Monitoring the Performance of Travel Demand Management and Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Reduction Activities

Description: This report presents a framework to support performance monitoring for demand management related to VMT (vehicle miles traveled) reduction. The framework consists of performance monitoring measures and a system for their collection and dissemination. The report also provides the context within which the framework would exist, and describes how it will support a wide variety of other statewide and regional needs, thus providing additional incentive for its adoption.

The intent of the framework is to not only meet the requirements of Washington state’s Legislature to reduce VMT per capita (RCW 47.01.440), but to do so in a way that provides WSDOT and its partner agencies with information that supports planning and programming. The report also provides an excellent framework for developing and reporting congestion-related performance measures in support of MAP-21.

  • Date Published: June, 2013
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 806.1
  • Last Modified: July 16, 2013
  • Authors: Mark E. Hallenbeck, Orion Stewart, Anne Vernez Moudon.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 96 p., 1.67 mb (PDF)
  • Subject: Monitoring, Travel demand management, Vehicle miles of travel, Multimodal transportation, Greenhouse gases, Transportation planning, Sustainable transportation, Performance measurement.
  • Keywords: Performance monitoring, MAP-21, transportation demand management, VMT reduction, greenhouse gas reduction, GHG, climate change, Washington state, legislation.
  • Related Publications: Sidewalk Data in King County's Urban Growth Boundary (WA-RD 806.2)

    Tools for Estimating VMT Reductions from Built Environment Changes (WA-RD 806.3)


This abstract was last modified August 7, 2013