The CTR Performance Grant Program: Strengthening the Program's Structure and Market

Through the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Performance Grant program, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is breaking new ground by testing whether the state can obtain transportation capacity by purchasing single occupant vehicle trips as well as roadway infrastructure. WSDOT hired a research team at the Evans School of Public Affairs to examine the program's design and market structure to identify ways both could be modified to better achieve program goals. The research team determined that WSDOT is a true innovator in seeking ways to increase capacity and reduce congestion, but that the CTR Performance Grant program could be more effective if WSDOT clarified whether its primary goal is trip removal or innovation. Furthermore, the state could more easily remove high impact trips from the transportation system if the program focused more narrowly on peak hour trips in high-use corridors.

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    Washington State Transportation Center

    University of Washington, 1107 NE 45th Street, Suite 535
    Seattle, WA  United States  98105

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, P.O. Box 47300
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7300

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Carlson, Daniel L
    • Simmons, Jill
    • Hill, Zack
    • Atchison, Alex
  • Publication Date: 2005-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Research Report
  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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  • Accession Number: 01011103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WA-RD 609.1
  • Contract Numbers: Agreement T2695, Task 69
  • Created Date: Dec 1 2005 1:22PM