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Appendix C. CMAQ Project Templates

Category: TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT

Subcategory: TDM

CMAQ Project ID: CO20010042
Project Year: 2001
Location: Denver, Colorado
MPO: Denver Regional COG
Description: Coordinate Telework Program - This project funds a free telework consulting service for employers in the Denver metro area. The DRCOG's RideArrangers program provides consultations, design, implementation, evaluation, and training session assistance for interested employers.
Travel Impacts
Δ Vehicle trips - 16,031 /week METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ VMT - 223,413 /week

Vehicle trip reduction = 87,127 employees at companies with a telework program x 0.05 percentage of employees that telework x 1.84 average days per week that employees telework instead of commute x 2 = 16,031 vehicle trips reduced weekly.

VMT reduction = 87,127 employees at companies with a telework program * 0.05 percentage of employees that telework * 26 mile average trip distance * 1.84 average days per week that employees telework instead of commuting = 223,413 weekly VMT reduction.

Δ Speed NA
Δ Delay NA
Δ SOV NA
Δ CP/VP NA
Δ Transit NA
Δ Walk NA
Δ Bike NA
Emissions
Δ VOC - 2.0 kg/day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ NOx - 2.0 kg/day

Emissions reductions calculated using 2006 MOBILE6 factors.

Δ CO - 14.0 kg/day
Δ PM10 NA
Δ PM2.5 NA
Δ Total - 4 kg/day
(0.0044 tpd)
Costs
Project life: NA Interest rate: 7%
  CMAQ NON-CMAQ TOTAL METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Capital $0 $0 $0

Assumes 240 work days per year.

Adm/oper $73,000 $18,250 $91,250
Total $73,000 $18,250 $91,250
Total annualized public cost $91,250
Annual revenues None
Net public cost $91,250
Annual private cost NA
Total net cost $91,250

Category: TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT

Subcategory: TDM

CMAQ Project ID: DC20020006, VA 20020072
Project Year: 2002
Location: District of Columbia
MPO: Metropolitan Washington COG
Description: Employer Outreach, Bicycles - This project provides information to businesses to encourage their employees to bike to work. Information provided to the employer would include: a list of maps and other resources; bike-on-transit and bike-to-transit information; descriptions of bicycle parking types and rack vendors; information on installing showers and lockers for employees; the name of a person or organization that would teach classes on bicycle commuting; and the names of contact people for questions on a range of subjects. The overall project and information provided will be integrated into ongoing Commuter Connection activities.
Travel Impacts
Δ Vehicle trips - 125 /day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ VMT - 500 /day

Assumes 7% of all employers contacted will participate in the program, with 3.5% promoting biking as a part of their voluntary program. Assumptions based on M-47c analysis assumptions.

3580 employers * 7% participation = 251 new employer participants.

Assumes 2% of the employees at those firms will participate; 31 employees will participate. Assumes a 4 mile average trip length and 2 trips per day.

Δ Speed NA
Δ Delay NA
Δ SOV NA
Δ CP/VP NA
Δ Transit NA
Δ Walk NA
Δ Bike NA
Emissions
Δ VOC - 1.0 kg/day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ NOx - 1.0 kg/day
  • Used MOBILE6 emissions factors.
  • Measurement of air quality impacts used modeling assumptions of measure M-47c "Employer Outreach."
Δ CO Kg
Δ PM10 NA
Δ PM2.5 NA
Δ Total -2.0 kg/day
(0.0022 tpd)
Costs
Project life: 1 yrs Interest rate: 7%
  CMAQ NON-CMAQ TOTAL METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Capital $0 $0 $0

Assumes benefits 250 days/year.

Adm/oper $9,000 $6,000 $15,000
Total $9,000 $6,000 $15,000
Total annualized public cost $15,000
Annual revenues None
Net public cost $15,000
Annual private cost NA
Total net cost $15,000

NOTE: Project costs in CMAQ database do not match with total costs due to how project costs are categorized by DC, Maryland, and Virginia. According to the Commuter Connections annual work program for 2002, the total cost is $15,000 ($5,000 from each jurisdiction). DC uses 100% CMAQ funds; VA uses 80% CMAQ, 20% other funds; and MD uses100% other funds.

Category: TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT

Subcategory: TDM

CMAQ Project ID: DC20050008
Project Year: 2005
Location: District of Columbia
MPO: Metropolitan Washington COG MPO
Description: Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) - This program is an added incentive to employers and employees participating in the Commuter Connections program. It provides the security of a ride home in the event of an emergency, unscheduled overtime, or early leave departure. The program provides up to four free rides home per year in a taxi or rental car for commuters that use alternative modes of transportation at least two days per week. Since a sizeable portion of GFH applicants are already ridesharing before they apply for GFH benefits, the most common benefit of GRH may be the continuation and extension of existing ridesharing arrangement. The transportation and emissions impacts of the GRH program were measured through data from a survey conducted in the spring of 2004, which polled 1,000 commuters who had registered for GRH at some point between 2001 and 2004. The survey asked detailed questions regarding commute patterns, the permanence of mode changes, and the overall importance of the program to commuters' decisions to start/continue use of alternative modes.
Travel Impacts
Δ Vehicle trips - 12,350 /day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ VMT - 348,283/day

Based on surveys, new participants were grouped into those who work and live within the DC Metropolitan Statistical area (11,574) and those who work within the MSA but live outside (2,245). For those living within the MSA, assume 0.91 vehicle trips reduced per new participant and a 28.2 mile one-way trip length. For participants living outside the MSA, assume a 0.81 vehicle trip reduction per new participant and a 28.2 mile one-way trip length within the MSA.

Vehicle trips reduction = (11,574 participants * 0.91 VTR per new participant) + (2,245 participants * 0.81 VTR per new participant) = 12,350 trips reduced/day.

VMT reduction = 12,350 VTR * 28.2 miles one-way trip length = 348,283 miles reduced per day.

Δ Speed NA
Δ Delay NA
Δ SOV NA
Δ CP/VP NA
Δ Transit NA
Δ Walk NA
Δ Bike NA
Emissions
Δ VOC - 95.25 kg/day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ NOx - 216.82kg/day

Emissions reductions calculated using Mobile6.

Δ CO NA
Δ PM10 NA
Δ PM2.5 NA
Δ Total - 312 kg/day
Costs
Project life: - yrs Interest rate: 7%
  CMAQ NON-CMAQ TOTAL METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Capital $0 $0 $0

Cost-effectiveness was not provided by the project sponsor.

Adm/oper $772,110 $906,390 $1,678,500
Total $772,110 $906,390 $1,678,500
Total annualized public cost $1,678,500
Annual revenues None
Net public cost $1,678,500
Annual private cost NA
Total net cost $1,678,500

NOTE: Project costs in CMAQ database do not match with total costs due to how project costs are categorized by DC, Maryland, and Virginia. According to the Commuter Connections annual work program for 2005, the total cost is $1,678,500 for ($167,850 from DC; $755,325 from Maryland; $755,325 from Virginia). DC uses 100% CMAQ funds; VA uses 80% CMAQ, 20% other funds; and MD uses100% other funds. Results are based on survey data but appear to be quite large for a GRH program when considered independently from other regional TDM outreach elements that are quantified separately.

Category: TRAVEL DEMAND MANAGEMENT

Subcategory: TDM

CMAQ Project ID: RI20050010
Project Year: 2005
Location: Rhode Island
MPO: Rhode Island State Planning Council
Description: Ozone Alert Days - This program informs the public when ground level ozone will reach unhealthy levels and provides free transit service as an alternative to driving on those days. It is an effort by the State to develop public information explaining the relationship between transportation and air quality. The free transit program is only implemented on days when ground level ozone will reach unhealthy levels; in FY 2005, the program was implemented on 4 days.
Travel Impacts
Δ Vehicle trips - 2,509/day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ VMT - 21,875/day

Utilization rates determined from existing ridership. (60,207 persons/day)

Assumes 5% increase in ridership on ozone alert days. (This increase is based on a FY2004 statistically valid review). There were 4 ozone alert days in FY 2005 (60,207 persons/day * 5% = 3,010 persons/day increase for 4 days).

Daily vehicle trip reduction = 3,010 persons/day 1.2 persons/vehicle = 2,509 vehicles/day reduced.

Assumes average round trip distance = 8.72 miles

Daily VMT reduction = 2,509 daily vehicle reduction * 8.72 miles = 21,875 daily VMT removed.

Δ Speed NA
Δ Delay NA
Δ SOV NA
Δ CP/VP NA
Δ Transit + 3,010 persons/day
Δ Walk NA
Δ Bike NA
Emissions
Δ VOC - 23.0 kg/day METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Δ NOx - 26.5 kg/day
  • Emissions reductions were calculated by multiplying VMT reduction by per-mile emissions factors.
  • Assumes speed = 35 mph.

NOTE: Emissions reduction only is for 4 days.

Δ CO - 251.3 kg/day
Δ PM10 NA
Δ PM2.5 NA
Δ Total - 49.5 kg/day
(0.05 tpd)
Costs
Project life: 1 yr Interest rate: 7%
  CMAQ NON-CMAQ TOTAL METHODOLOGY/ASSUMPTIONS:
Capital $0 $0 $0

Calculations apply to 1 year of operating costs and emissions reductions. Note that to calculate annual emissions reductions, the daily total should be multiplied by only 4 (since effects are estimated only for episode days).

Adm/oper $168,000 $0 $168,000
Total $168,000 $0 $168,000
Total annualized public cost $168,000
Annual revenues None
Net public cost $168,000
Annual private cost NA
Total net cost $168,000

NOTE: This project is listed in CMAQ database under the "Transit" category since it largely involves transit fares.

Updated: 07/06/2011
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