EVALUATION OF THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION GRANT PROGRAM
The effectiveness of the Transportation Management Association (TMA) Grant Program in terms of changing commuter behavior or lessening congestion or total vehicle miles is difficult, if not impossible, to measure. Evidence over the last few decades indicates that significantly changing travel behavior is extremely difficult in the absence of large, concrete incentives, and to expect this program to have more than a marginal short-term impact is probably unrealistic. However, the grant program appears to have had an impact on the communication and awareness of transportation issues. Further, it has unquestionably served as a conduit for communicating and to some degree implementing New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) policy. The NJDOT TMA Grant Program has existed since 1987, evolving from a discretionary program to provide start up money for TMAs to one that provides ongoing annual grants of as much as $400,000 to support programs incorporating NJDOT specified services. While other states provide grants to TMAs, few states provide this level of support. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the TMA Grant Program in meeting NJDOT's objectives and expectations.
- This research was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
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- Petretta, D L
- Sparrow, R
- McKnight, C E
- Chen, L S
- Diggins, L
- Publication Date: 1995-5
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 52 p.
- TRT Terms: Awareness; Commuters; Evaluation; Expected value; Grant aid; Level of service; Measures of effectiveness; Policy; Strategic planning; Studies; Traffic congestion; Transportation management associations; Transportation policy; Travel behavior; Vehicle miles of travel
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Services
- Geographic Terms: New Jersey
- Old TRIS Terms: Expectation; Program
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Policy; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00725837
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 5 1996 12:00AM