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TDM Migration Fund: Revenue Sources for Sustainable Transportation Projects Presentation to ACT Cananda TDM Summit November 18, 2009 Roxane MacInnis TDM.

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1 TDM Migration Fund: Revenue Sources for Sustainable Transportation Projects Presentation to ACT Cananda TDM Summit November 18, 2009 Roxane MacInnis TDM Planner Halifax Regional Municipality

2 Presentation Outline Overview of policies and commuting activity in HRM Discussion of TDM Migration Fund Preliminary Survey Results Timelines

3 Context HRM’s Regional Plan Compact, mixed-use communities A transit focussed solution to transportation needs Transit linked hubs and a defined transit system Alternatives to the single occupant vehicle trip Development of TDM programs Define bikeways & active transportation corridors Promotion of alternative modes of transportation A system of inter-connected open space corridors

4 Program Intentions Develop initiatives to encourage the use of sustainable modes of transportation Provide pricing signals to users

5 Issues Addressing need to reduce number of single occupant vehicle trips in HRM Reduce environmental impacts of road building and congestion Reduce reluctance to use sustainable modes

6 TDM Migration Fund - Overview Revenue from less sustainable modes Investment in more sustainable modes MIGRATION FUND Parking Tourism Bus Bays Development Cash-In-Lieu Downtown Transit Shuttle Active Transportation Parking Infrastructure

7 TDM Migration Fund - Overview Revenue from on-street parking meters Revenue from neighborhood parking policy Number of Parking Meters Parking Meter Rate Existing Revenue New Revenue

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9 TDM Migration Fund - Overview Investment in Transit Service Investment in Active Transportation Infrastructure

10 TDM Migration Fund - Participation Halifax-Dartmouth Bridge Commission Conserve Nova Scotia

11 TDM Migration Fund - Activities Primary Activity – Design and create a fund that will provide revenue for sustainable transportation projects

12 TDM Migration Fund - Delivery Interviews Focus groups Surveys Change in attitude Acceptance and understanding of fund

13 TDM Migration Fund - Measurement Level of acceptance Comments, questions and suggestions for program will be important to the implementation in the future

14 TDM Migration Fund Survey Objectives: –Gauge public acceptability of funding sustainable transportation projects –6 pair options used –Methods for paying for sustainable infrastructure

15 Survey Results Individual responses to questions provide little insight Need to cross-tabulate results Some interesting findings coming out Next few slides will show some finding

16 Survey Results No change in parking meter rates Support increase in parking meter rates 9 respondents indicated they support both out of the 225 who responded they support increasing parking meter rates to support bus services improvements Contradict themselves What is the impact of such responses on findings?

17 Survey Results Most Popular Transportation Measures to Support Long Term Growth –Expand Transit Service –More Bike Routes and Paths –Programs to help employees use sustainable travel modes

18 Survey Results Most common options to pay for bus routes and increased frequency of service: –Charge developers fees when they construct new parking spaces at business and retail locations - 27% –Increase rates at parking meters - 23%

19 Survey Results Travel Modes - Several Times per Week: Non-winter: Winter:

20 Thank you Questions? Roxane MacInnis TDM Planner Strategic Transportation Planning


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