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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This research was sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation's University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University Transportation Research Center

    City College of New York
    Marshak Hall, Suite 910, 160 Convent Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10031
  • Authors:
    • Petretta, D L
    • Sparrow, R
    • McKnight, C E
    • Chen, L S
    • Diggins, L
  • Publication Date: 1995-5

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 52 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1996 12:00AM