Pilot Testing of the TCAPP Decision Guide and Related Capacity Products: Oregon Metro Greenhouse Gas Planning

This report documents a project to evaluate the effectiveness of Transportation for Communities—Advancing Projects through Partnership (TCAPP), now known as PlanWorks, in helping Oregon metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) begin to conduct scenario planning to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG), with a particular focus on the jurisdictions where there is no legislative mandate to do so. The project team provided ongoing training in collaboration and TCAPP, and created a space for a “Community of Practice” for MPOs to learn from and exchange successes and lessons learned with one another. The project included several Oregon MPOs at different stages of addressing GHG scenario planning. The main components of the project included interviews with MPOs, a two-day workshop, three virtual seminars, and online surveys. The researchers also conducted an independent evaluation of the MPOs’ use of TCAPP to determine suggestions for further TCAPP enhancements and how to best prepare and train future users of TCAPP in using the resource in their day-to-day work. The researchers conclude that TCAPP can be a valuable resource to MPOs and other agencies involved in collaborative transportation planning, and it provides a viable foundation for further development and enhancement. In its present form TCAPP does not fully meet user expectations, but the research team believes attention to several key considerations has the potential to make the next-generation TCAPP a valuable resource for collaborative transportation planning.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 53p
  • Serial:
    • SHRP 2 Report
    • Issue Number: SHRP 2 Capacity Proj
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01534456
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SHRP 2 Capacity Project C39A3
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2014 10:48AM