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Planning for the Future in a Changing Environment

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2016 D-STOP Symposium ("Smart Cities") session by NCTCOG's Arash Mirzaei. Get symposium details: http://ctr.utexas.edu/research/d-stop/education/annual-symposium/

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Planning for the Future in a Changing Environment

  1. 1. Planning for the Future in a Changing Environment 2016 D-STOP Symposium University of Texas at Austin April 1, 2016 Arash Mirzaei, P.E. North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
  2. 2. North Central Texas Council of Governments 2
  3. 3. Regional Perspective 3 Population • 2015: 7.0 million • 2040: 10.7 million • 4th Largest MSA by Population Area • 9,441 square miles • 2nd Largest Metropolitan Planning Area Economy • Home to 18 Fortune 500 Firms • Ranked 6th in Gross Metropolitan Product
  4. 4. Transportation Planning Issues in DFW  Increased travel time  Air quality non-attainment  Lack of coordination between land-use and transportation investments 4 Central Expressway at Belt Line Road
  5. 5. 5 Blueprint for the region’s transportation system > 20-year timeframe Updated every 4 years Financially constrained Metropolitan Transportation Plan
  6. 6. 6 Mobility 2040 Prioritization and Expenditures Maximize ExistingSystem Strategic Infrastructure Investment $37.4 $7.2 $3.6 $27.2 $43.4 Freeways/Tollways and Arterials Additional Vehicle Capacity HOV/Managed Lanes Increase Auto Occupancy Rail and Bus Induce Switch to Transit Growth, Development, And Land Use Strategies More Efficient Land Use & Transportation Balance Management and Operations • Improve Efficiency & Remove Trips from System • Traffic Signals and Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements Infrastructure Maintenance • Maintain & Operate Existing Facilities • Bridge Replacements Mobility 2040 Expenditures $118.9* *Actual dollars, in billions. Values may not sum due to independent rounding.
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  9. 9. 9 2017 2040
  10. 10. 10 1. Understand future technologies to support CAV 2. Develop possible future scenarios for DFW region 3. Investigate effects on both supply and demand sides, and identify changes to the NCTCOG planning process University Partnership Program – Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) Project goals
  11. 11. 11 Task 1 – Future Technologies 1. Vehicle technologies 2. Infrastructure needs 3. Legal aspects
  12. 12. 12 Task 2 – Future Scenarios 1. Likely future scenarios 2. Timeline for future scenarios 3. When and how does NCTCOG need to act?
  13. 13. Impact Transportation Network Behavior Public Transportation Land Use Safety Environment 13 Task 3 – Future Impacts
  14. 14. Contact • Arash Mirzaei, P.E. • Model Development and Data Management, NCTCOG • Tel: 817-695-9261 • E-mail: amirzaei@nctcog.org 14

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