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Center Identification Number: 392-13

Project Title: Update of FDOT "State Park & Ride Lot Program Planning Manual" 

Co-Principal Investigators:

Xuehao Chu
813-974-9831 
chu@cutr.usf.edu

Laurel Land 
813-974-1446 
land@cutr.usf.edu

Ram Pendyala 
813-974-1084
pendyala@eng.usf.edu

Institution:

Center for Urban Transportation Research
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

External Project Contact: 

Jon Ausman, Transit Program Manager

I. Project Objective

To update the formulas used for site selection, demand estimation, facility size estimation, and economic analysis and project justification as contained in the State Park & Ride Lot Program Planning Manual.

II. Project Abstract

The FDOT Central Office has established by procedure 725-030-002-e criteria applicable to the planning, implementation, promotion, maintenance and monitoring of park and ride facilities by the Department. These criteria are contained in the State Park and Ride Lot Planning Manual first published in 1989 and revised in 1996. The purpose of this project is to examine, test, and update as necessary planning formulas related to site selection, demand estimation, facility size estimation, and economic analysis and project justification. In addition, examples will be developed and included in the document to show users how to work their way through the formulas.

III. Task Descriptions

Task 1 Review Current State Park and Ride Lot Program Manual and Procedures 

In this task the investigators will review the current State Park and Ride Lot Program Manual and related procedures (725-030-002-e) summarizing those procedures in the manual to be updated or recommended for placement elsewhere in other FDOT site design publications.

Task 2 Literature Review of Related Materials 

This task will include a review of current industry literature related to the planning and design of park and ride lots. Specific materials to be reviewed include the NCHRP Synthesis 213 "Effective Use of Park-and-Ride Facilities" and a PBQ&D document entitled "Park-and- Ride Planning and Design Guidelines", as well as other APTA and TCRP resources.

Task 3 Revise Current State Park and Ride Lot Program Manual and Procedures 

Based on the results of tasks 1 and 2, the investigators will revise the manual's site selection, demand estimation, facility size estimation formulas, and the economic analysis and project justification methodology, as necessary, and provide easy to follow examples. These revisions will be provided in a format, which can be easily transferred as an update to the current planning manual.

IV. Student Involvement 

Graduate students will be used to assist in the literature review and the formula development.

V. Relationship to Other Research Projects 

This project is an update of a current Department Planning Manual.

VI. Technology Transfer Activities/Peer Review 

The results of this analysis will be provided to the FDOT through a series of technical memoranda and an updated Planning Manual. 100 copies of the final report will be provided to the Research Office, the State Public Transportation Administrator, and the Manager of the Transit Office.

VII. Potential Benefits of the Project 

The benefits of the project include the development and implementation of a standardized set of formulae used in the justification and development of park and ride facilities in the State of Florida. The results of this effort will have value for use at other state DOT's and within individual transit agencies.

VIII. TRB Keywords 

Public transit, park and ride, demand estimation, facility sizing, ridership estimation

 

 

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