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LOS ANGELES COUNTY CONGESTION REDUCTION DEMONSTRATION
NATIONAL EVALUATION PLAN

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U.S. Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration

January 13, 2010
Publication No. FHWA-JPO-10-016

By
Battelle Memorial Institute
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Prepared for
United States Department of Transportation
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Contract No. . DTFH61-06-D-00007/ORDER 07-T-08002/WO BA07-041

January 13, 2010

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1. Report No
FHWA-JPO-10-016
2. Government Accession No. 3. Recipient's Catalog No.
EDL #14519
4. Title and Subtitle
Los Angeles County Congestion Reduction Demonstration National Evaluation Plan
5. Report Date
January 13, 2010
6. Performing Organization Code
 
7. Authors
Loren Rosenthal, Matt Burt, Carol Zimmerman, Gang Shao (Battelle); Kevin Balke, Katie Turnbull, and Ginger Goodin (Texas Transportation Institute); Alasdair Cain (Center for Urban Transportation Research); Richard Marcus (Wilbur Smith Associates); Eric Schreffler (ESTC)
8. Performing Organization Report No.
 
9. Performing Organization Name and Address
Battelle
505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
 
11. Contract or Grant No.
DTFH61-06-D-00007/ORDER 07-T-08002/WO BA07-041
12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address
U.S. Department of Transportation
Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Federal Highway Administration
Federal Transit Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20590
13. Type of Report and Period Covered

14. Sponsoring Agency Code
15. Supplementary Notes
16. Abstract

This report provides an analytical framework for evaluating the Los Angeles County Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CRD) under the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) Program. The Los Angeles CRD projects focus on reducing congestion by employing strategies consisting of combinations of tolling, transit, travel demand management, and technology, also known as the "4Ts". The evaluation of these efforts is being done using the approach set forth in the UPA National Evaluation Framework (NEF) and the Los Angeles County Congestion Reduction Evaluation Strategy. Both of these documents were prepared for U.S. DOT. This Plan and the strategy document that preceded it benefit from substantial input and review by the Los Angeles partner organizations that are implementing the CRD projects. The NEF and this Plan evaluate the efficacy of each of the 4T congestion interventions, and they address the possible collateral impacts of the CRD projects on business, safety, social equity, and the physical environment. The Plan addresses the importance of non-technical success factors such as outreach efforts and media response to the projects in the level of success that they achieve. The planned Los Angeles County CRD evaluation approach concludes with a summary assessment of the projects' net beneficiality using established cost-benefit analysis methods.

17. Key Word
Urban Partnership Agreement, Congestion Reduction Demonstration, congestion pricing, tolling, HOT lane, congestion reduction, transit, bus rapid transit, social equity, environmental impacts, vanpooling, evaluation
18. Distribution Statement
19. Security Classif. (of this report)
20. Security Classif. (of this page)
21. No. of Pages
97
22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)     Reproduction of completed page authorized


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A number of representatives from the Los Angeles County CRD partnership agencies provided information critical to the development of this document. The assistance of the following individuals is both recognized and appreciated: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro ): Stephanie Wiggins, Conan Cheung, Lynda Bybee, Steve Gota, Kathy McCune, Ken Coleman, Jeff Boberg, Peter Liu, Cosette Stark, Annelle Albarran, Dan Nguyen, Stephen Tu, Jami Carrington, and Susan Gilmore; California Department of Transportation (Caltrans): Frank Quon, John Lee, Marco Ruano, Peter Wong, Dawn Helou, Allen Chen, Jeff Aragaki, and John Lee; Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT): Daniel Mitchell, Peer Ghent, and Kang Hu; Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG): Annie Nam and Jonathan Nadler; and California Highway Patrol (CHP): William McKenna.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

5.0 NEXT STEPS

List of Tables

List of Figures


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