Public Transit Performance Measurement. Measure What Really Matters Jerry Benson, Ph.D. Chief Operating Officer Utah Transit Authority September 13, 2010. Misguided Measurement Misdirects Policy. Measure What Really Matters?. Economic health Social justice Environmental protection.
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Public Transit PerformanceMeasurement
Measure What Really Matters
Jerry Benson, Ph.D.
Chief Operating Officer
Utah Transit Authority
September 13, 2010
In 1973, after the OPEC oil embargo, the US had the opportunity to change its transportation system and reduce dependence on foreign oil.Instead, Americans have increased annual VMT per capita by 250 percent. Imported oil as a percentage of US oil consumption has increased from 35.8% in 1975 to 58.2% in 2007.
Our Region’s Future
Regional Choices and Outcomes
Miles of Driving
“Give me a lever long enough . . . and I shall move the world.”
The Transportation System
is the “Longest Lever” that creates a Region’s future urban form
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