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    Transportation performance measures

    Is anyone out there aware of some good resources (internet or otherwise) on short and long range transportation performance measures to monitor projects and/or evaluate the achievement (or lack thereof) of planning goals? Anything particularly regarding measures to evaluate multi-modal alternatives?

    All suggestions are welcomed, as I've got a lot of research ahead of me. Thanks.

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    Originally posted by andrea nylund

    Perhaps this helps (even though it's several years old)? A great search tool is: www.alltheweb.com. Good luck!

    Contact: Jerry Martin/Allan Hirsch July 5, 1995
    (916) 322-2990
    For Immediate Release
    ARB Approves Rideshare Formula For Employers

    The California Air Resources Board has approved a formula that California employers can use to compare the clean-air benefits of ridesharing and
    other pollution-reduction programs.

    The simple mathematical formula, developed in response to state legislation, will aid employers in developing programs that reduce air pollution and
    best meet the needs of the company and its employees. The formula should be an especially valuable tool for large employers operating at multiple sites
    throughout the state.

    "For the first time, we have a formula that helps employers anywhere in the state to compare the benefits and costs of ridesharing and other
    pollution-cutting measures," Air Resources Board Chairman John D. Dunlap said. "This will better enable employers to achieve the biggest reductions in pollution at the least cost."

    A number of local air districts in California require major employers to operate employee-ridesharing programs. Three districts -- South Coast, Bay
    Area and San Joaquin Valley -- allow employers to take alternative measures that result in equal or greater reductions in air pollution. Common alternative measures are repair or scrappage of high-polluting vehicles, purchase of alternative-fuel buses, and retrofitting of cars and trucks to operate on alternative fuels.

    Employers contemplating an alternative measure can use the ARB-approved formula to easily determine the emissions reductions accruing from the intended reduction in employee trips under a ridesharing program. Employers can then compare the emissions reductions from the ridesharing and
    alternative programs.

    Assembly Bill 2358 (Sher), approved in 1994, required the Air Resources Board to develop a standard formula for calculating emissions reductions from ridesharing programs. Large employers located at multiple sites in different air districts can use the formula for all of their facilities.

    Information on the formula can be obtained by calling the Air Resources Board at (916) 322-0285.

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    Try Peter Newman & Kenworthy at Murdoch University in Western Australia. They have studied energy usage in cities.

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