MPO Strategies for Success

MPOs will be challenged to stay abreast of emerging issues and opportunities

The NAS sponsored ‘Toolkit for the 21st Century’ features practical techniques for a new generation of MPO challenges. The Toolkit set for 2022 publication is supplemented by an on-line Innovation Database and eight video summaries of the Information Forums.

NCHRP 08-122
Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success

MPO Strategies

Next GenerationKey Features & Applications
Social EquityA Geo-Database methodology and tool for assessing all of the infrastructure needs of a corridor across jurisdictions and programs through a shared data platform.
Financial ConstraintsA standard methodology for quantifying the capacity of a wider supporting grid/
connectivity architecture of a corridor for future build-out to guide right of way preservation, partnerships with land-use agencies, and corridor projects.
Inclusive
Engagement
A proposed process and methodology for utilizing widely available data, GIS tools, and performance methods to benchmark freight infrastructure supply and demand in intercity or urban environments.
Curb SpaceA standard methodology for identifying the extent of a corridor’s influence on land-use, transit, built environment, and the efficiency of travel in affected communities to define corridor management efforts.
New & Emerging TechnologiesA practical self-assessment for corridor managers to assess the technology requirements and utilization of their corridor and set objectives for integrating emerging technologies.
Changing Travel PatternsA Geo-Database methodology and tool for assessing all of the infrastructure needs of a corridor across jurisdictions and programs through a shared data platform.
Changing Demographic PatternsA standard methodology for quantifying the capacity of a wider supporting grid/connectivity architecture of a corridor for future build-out to guide right of way preservation, partnerships with land-use agencies, and corridor projects.
Resilience in PlanningA proposed process and methodology for utilizing widely available data, GIS tools, and performance methods to benchmark freight infrastructure supply and demand in inter-city or urban environments.
Planning for the UnknownA standard methodology for identifying the extent of a corridor’s influence on land-use, transit, built environment, and the efficiency of travel in affected communities to define corridor management efforts.
Regional Freight IssuesA practical self-assessment for corridor managers to assess the technology requirements and utilization of their corridor and set objectives for integrating emerging technologies.
Staff RetentionGIS-based standard methodology for quantifying and illustrating the sensitivity of the bicycle and pedestrian environment as affected by corridor investments and associated land-use strategies, for both diagnostic and scenario planning purposes.
Shared MobilityA regression-based calculator (derived from the University of Utah’s national data set) to quantify marginal effects that changes in land-use, infrastructure capacity, or other variables can have on traditional measures of corridor performance (speed, safety, VMT, and delay); for testing integrated land-use and transportation or transit scenarios.

Innovation Database

Data includes:

  • Best practices
  • Key Topics and Keywords
  • Description of project or process
  • MPO population range
  • Region
  • Contact

This investigation was sponsored by TRB under the NCHRP Program. The contents of this presentation have not been reviewed by the project panel or NCHRP, nor do they constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

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