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  1. NATMECJune 5, 2012Dallas, Texas Improving MPO Decisions With Better Data:Examples in Dallas-Fort Worth Michael Morris, P.E.Director of Transportation

  2. Analytical Policy Development Data Analytical Methodology Performance Measures on Policy Options Elected Officials Selection

  3. 5 Keys to Success • Data Plan • Impact Decisions • Sustainable Over Time • Leverage Programs • Expand Analytics through Computer Applications

  4. Travel Models • “Keys to Success” • Estimation • Calibration • Validation

  5. Traffic Counts

  6. Roadway Safety –Limited Access Facilities

  7. 5,635 Signals

  8. Regional Traffic Signal Retiming Program 9 10% Reduction in Travel Time 20% Reduction in Number of Stops 15% Reduction in Emissions (CO, NOx, and VOC)

  9. Sustainable Development:Cockrell Hill Interchange Cockrell Hill Interchange Example Completion Date 2001 Project Cost $16.2 million Increase in Total Value 1999 - $4.8 million 2004 - $193.4 million Cockrell Hill at I-30 – Photo taken in 2000 Developing employment nodes in low income areas reduces vehicle miles traveled by older vehicles and improves air quality. Today – 6,000 jobs Cockrell Hill at I-30 – Photo taken in 2004

  10. Congested Corridors Morning Observed Congestion (6:30 am to 9:00 am) Severity of Congestion Identify Bottlenecks Focus Additional Analysis Transfer Data Source to Navigational Data

  11. Freight Data Types • Traffic counts • Commodity flows (Freight Analysis Framework, Ver. 3) • Waybill sample (Surface Transportation Board) • Census economic data • Foreign Trade Zone Board data • Intermodal transactions (lifts) • Commodity value (Freight Analysis Framework, Ver. 3)

  12. TOWER 55 RAIL RELIEVER STUDY

  13. Truck Lane Pilot Study(Side-Fire Radar) Change in Average Speed 15

  14. Toll Revenue Allocations 36% 1% 34% 20% 8% 1% Collin Rockwall Dallas Tarrant Denton Ellis County Allocation

  15. Innovative Finance Initiative(similar to Transportation Reinvestment Zones) • Sale price • Appraised value • Size (acres) • Land use • Zoning class • Access • Tax rate • City • County • Other district

  16. Creative Uses ofVehicle Registration Data Validate Ramp Volume Origin Locations Video Footage of A.M. Peak Ramp License Plates Computer A.M. Peak “Selected Link Analysis”