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Analysis of Multi-Modal Strategies on Interregional Traffic in the I-580 Corridor in Northern California ITE Western District Annual Meeting June 25, 2012.

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1 Analysis of Multi-Modal Strategies on Interregional Traffic in the I-580 Corridor in Northern California ITE Western District Annual Meeting June 25, 2012 Kamala Parks Senior Planner Jim Damkowitch Principal Planner

2 Project Goals 1.Develop the most cost-effective strategies to improve operational efficiencies on corridor 2.Quantify the interregional benefits 1.Trip reductions 2.Greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions

3 Presentation overview 1.Project Overview 2.Interregional Corridor Analysis A.Transportation Demand Management (TDM) B.Goods Movement Strategies C.Regional Transit Strategies 3.Interregional Multi-Modal Benefits A.I-580 Freeway Operations B.GHG Emission Reductions

4 Overview: Project Partnership Interregional Transportation Partnership (ITP) Caltrans (District 4 & 10) Alameda CTC Stanislaus COG ABAG San Joaquin COG MTC

5 Major link between San Francisco Bay Area (Jobs) and Central Valley (Housing) – 32 miles long – Annual Traffic Growth = 2.5% = 4.5% (Pre- recession) Important truck route – Truck Traffic = 9% – Port of Oakland Overview: I-580/I-205 Altamont Pass

6 Overview: Context of the Study Adjunct to I-580 Corridor System Management Plan (CSMP). Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improvements Ramp Metering Signal Optimization Freeway Service Patrol (FSP) Auxiliary Lane & Ramp Improvements Extension of HOV/HOT Lanes Interchange improvements Additional transit and TDM improvements

7 Overview: Analysis Tools Travel Demand Forecasts – Regional (SJCOG, MTC) and County (Alameda CTC) travel demand models Regional Transit Ridership Forecasts – BART to Livermore Extension Preferred Alternative Memorandum, BART – California High Speed Rail Project Ridership and Review Forecasts, Cambridge Systematics Truck Forecasts – Alameda CTC truck model – American Trucking Association (ATA) – Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) – Programmed improvement projects (FTIP/STIP, Port Projects etc.) TDM Trip Reduction – TRIMMS software (FHWA) Corridor Operation Analysis – Highway Capacity Software (McTrans) Greenhouse Gas Reduction Analysis – EMFAC/BURDEN (CARB)

8 Overview: Analysis Structure Analysis years – Baseline – 2020 (near-time) – 2035 (long-term) 7 County analysis – 5 in the San Francisco Bay Area – 2 in Central Valley 10 segments of I-580 corridor (~32 miles) – I-238 (west most termini) – I-580 – I-205 (east most termini)

9 TDM: Employer Based Analysis Market Share Demand Analysis HBW Trips affected by TDM Home-Based Work Trips Trips on I-580 Corridor County Trips

10 TDM: Trip Share Analysis by Trip Purpose I-580 Corridor Segments Percentage of Total Trips Home-Based Work Trips (HBW) is lion’s share

11 TDM: Trip Share Analysis by County Percentage of Traffic I-580 Corridor Segments

12 4 Scenarios, all assumed: – Mandated TDM San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District e-TRIP (Rule 9410) – TDM as conditions of approval San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties TDM1 – Commute Benefits Ordinance for Bay Area TDM2 – Bay Area Commute Benefits Ordinance and TDM Conditions of Approval TDM 3.1 and 3.2 – Parking Pricing in Bay Area: $7/day & $15/day, respectively TDM: Interregional Scenario Development

13 TDM: Interregional Market Share (TDM1)

14 TDM: I-580 Specific Trip Reduction by Segment

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16 Goods Movement: I-580 Truck Forecasts Growth Factor Method – Socio-economic growth projections – ATA Truck projections – BCDC Port projections Alameda CTC truck model – Model driven by socio- economic projections Chose Growth Factor Method

17 Goods Movement: Interregional Strategies Highway related projects – Truck climbing lanes – Lane widening Intermodal Facility Expansions (rail and truck) – San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Marine Highway – Dredging between San Francisco Bay and the Port of Stockton to enable larger vessels to serve Port of Stockton – Reduce the need to truck containers on I-580

18 Goods Movement: Interregional Findings Significant truck reduction on I-580 corridor in peak- hours not likely: – I-580 has no logical alternative for large trucks – Cost of short-haul rail transfers to truck However, daily truck reductions will accrue on the I- 580 corridor due to the projects LOS improvements due to truck climbing lanes

19 Transit: Interregional Strategies High speed rail spur – Stockton-San Jose Altamont Commuter Express (ACE) rail enhancements – Its own right-of-way (not shared with freight) BART extension to Livermore – Connection to ACE Other Regional Transit Improvements – Captured by TRIMMS analysis

20 Transit: Interregional Benefits I-580 trip reductions – 700 trips estimated for each peak-hour Treehugger.com

21 Multi-Modal Benefits TDM Scenarios Regional Transit Regional Goods Movement LOS Improvement GHG Reduction

22 Trip Reductions: Interregional Benefits Peak hour trip reduction

23 Trip Reductions: Interregional Benefits Deficient lane miles of I-580 (Peak direction, 2035)

24 GHG Emission Reduction: Results Tailored EMFAC for I-580 corridor specific GHG estimates

25 Study Products Quantified county specific trip/VMT reduction benefits from TDM Methodology for analyzing a corridor from regional and county models – GHG emission reductions from employer-based TDM programs Interregional policy and strategy considerations – Employer-based TDM – Transit – Goods movement Project website and video – Use and circulation by all participating agencies

26 Logical Next Steps Incorporate the county specific GHG emission reductions for participating counties and re-compute SB375 GHG Target metric (per capita GHG emissions) Base I-580 freeway operations analysis on simulation versus “static” HCM to provide a more direct comparison with the I-580 CSMP (i.e., added increment of operational improvement resulting from interregional employer based TDM, goods movement strategies and transit).

27 Kamala Parks Senior Planner Jim Damkowitch Principal Planner (916) ext. 304


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