INVESTIGATION OF LAND USE, DEVELOPMENT, AND PARKING POLICIES TO SUPPORT THE USE OF HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLES IN TEXAS. FINAL REPORT
This research study examined the factors that influence commuting behavior, the reaction of commuters to various strategies and techniques to encourage alternative commute modes, and the use of different programs by public agencies and businesses in Texas. This was accomplished through a state-of-the-art literature review; discussion groups with representatives from the public and private sectors in Dallas, Houston, and Austin; an evaluation of the Houston Employer Trip Reduction Plans; and surveys of bus riders, carpoolers, and motorists on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes and freeways in Dallas and Houston. The research results identify the strategies that appear most appropriate for further application in Texas and potential implementation techniques. The results indicate that voluntary efforts are favored over mandatory programs. Further, support was strongest for transit services and support facilities, ridesharing, employee incentives, and on-site amenities. Less support was voiced for pricing strategies, including congestion pricing, increasing parking rates, and raising the tax on gasoline.
- Research study title: Investigation of Land Use, Development, and Parking Policies to Support the Use of High-Occupancy Vehicles in Texas.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
Austin, TX United States 78763-5051
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Turnbull, K F
- Turner, P A
- Lindquist, N F
- Publication Date: 1995-11
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 170 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Commuters; Congestion pricing; Data collection; Development; Gasoline; Governments; Guides to the literature; High occupancy vehicles; Implementation; Incentives; Land use planning; Literature reviews; Pay parking; Private enterprise; Public transit; Real estate development; Ridesharing; Strategic planning; Surveys; Taxation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Amenities; Parking costs; Transit services
- Geographic Terms: Texas
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Public Transportation; Research; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- Accession Number: 00724980
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-96/1361-1F, Res Rept 1361-1F, TTI: 0-1361
- Contract Numbers: Study 0-1361
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Aug 28 1996 12:00AM