MWCOG Long-Range Plan Task Force

Despite significant efforts by the MWCOG member jurisdictions to achieve regional transportation policy goals, particularly related to congestion, the 2016 Constrained Long Range Plan is not anticipated to provide satisfactory long-term performance outcomes.

As part of a team, Fehr & Peers DC helped MWCOG to identify and define ten regional land use and transportation project and policy initiatives designed to substantially improve the performance of the region’s transportation system, developed a holistic set of performance metrics that address the Task Force’s stated challenges and goals, and applied regional travel demand modeling, GIS-based, and sketch analysis techniques to assess the long-term performance outcomes of each initiative. Initiatives evaluated include regional infrastructure expansions for high-occupancy toll lanes, commuter rail, heavy rail and bus rapid transit; transit fare policy changes; comprehensive travel demand management (TDM) policies; and land use policies to improve regional and local jobs-housing balance and concentrate development in activity centers and near high-quality transit service. A key finding of our analysis is that Transportation Demand Management (TDM) and land use strategies could provide larger reductions in congestion than infrastructure megaprojects.

What sets this project apart from others?

We recommended a holistic set of performance measures to address MWCOG’s challenges and goals

We developed sketch analysis approaches to supplement regional travel demand model analysis

The map below shows a snapshot of our land use exercise.

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