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2018 N A T I O N A L C O O P E R A T I V E H I G H W A Y R E S E A R C H P R O G R A M NCHRP RESEARCH REPORT 860 Assessing the Environmental Justice Effects of Toll Implementation or Rate Changes Guidebook and Toolbox Lawrence Pesesky Deborah Matherly Leigh Lane Louis Berger New York, NY David Aimen Deva Deka Michael Smart ALAn M. Voorhees TrAnsporTATion CenTer ruTgers, The sTATe uniVersiTy of new Jersey New Brunswick, NJ Asha Weinstein Agrawal sAn Jose sTATe uniVersiTy San Jose, CA Bruce Brown prr Seattle, WA Anne Morris Anne Morris And AssoCiATes, LLC Columbia, SC Subscriber Categories Highwaysâ â¢â Policy Research sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration
NATIONAL COOPERATIVE HIGHWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM Systematic, well-designed research is the most effective way to solve many problems facing highway administrators and engineers. Often, highway problems are of local interest and can best be studied by highway departments individually or in cooperation with their state universities and others. However, the accelerating growth of highway transportation results in increasingly complex problems of wide inter- est to highway authorities. These problems are best studied through a coordinated program of cooperative research. Recognizing this need, the leadership of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in 1962 ini- tiated an objective national highway research program using modern scientific techniquesâthe National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP). 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C O O P E R A T I V E R E S E A R C H P R O G R A M S AUTHOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of the case study participants, who gener- ously provided time and supplementary documents, and the panel members for their time and guidance. The authors would also like to thank Adrienne Heller, Laura Hodgson, Al Racciatti, Dane Ismart, Illika Sahu, Kerri Snyder, Leo Tidd (Louis Berger technical support); Kelly Glenn, Jasmine Jones-Bynes, Nigel Grembowski (Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center technical support); and Paul Bonaventura, Megan Heuer, Emily Johnson, and Deborah Mandell (Louis Berger graphic and editorial support). CRP STAFF FOR NCHRP RESEARCH REPORT 860 Christopher J. Hedges, Director, Cooperative Research Programs Lori L. Sundstrom, Deputy Director, Cooperative Research Programs Gwen Chisholm-Smith, Senior Program Officer Robert Turner, Senior Program Assistant Eileen P. Delaney, Director of Publications Sreyashi Roy, Editor NCHRP PROJECT 08-100 PANEL Field of Transportation PlanningâArea of Forecasting Allison L. C. de Cerreno, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY (Chair) Ying Bao, Steer Davies Gleave, Boston, MA Keisha L. Jackson, Atkins, Atlanta, GA Chris Margaronis, Infra Associates, Manhattan Beach, CA Byron J. âBarneyâ OâQuinn, Fuquay-Varina, NC Jonathan R. Peters, The City University of New York, Staten Island, NY Christopher Scott Pomento, Maryland Transportation Authority, Baltimore, MD Carol Lee Roalkvam, Washington State DOT, Olympia, WA Elizabeth B. âLibbyâ Rushley, Lawhon & Associates, Ashville, OH Chris Schmidt, California Department of Transportation, Sacramento, CA Guohui Zhang, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI Angela Jacobs, FHWA Liaison
NCHRP Research Report 860: Assessing the Environmental Justice Effects of Toll Implemen- tation or Rate Changes: Guidebook and Toolbox provides a set of tools to enable analysis and measurement of the impacts of toll pricing, toll payment, toll collection technology, and other aspects of toll implementation and rate changes on low-income and minority populations. The Guidebook shows the practitioner when and how to apply the tools in the Toolbox through an eight-step process framework corresponding to the typical transportation project planning and development process. The Guidebook and Toolbox together provide an assess- ment framework and supporting tools to measure the impacts of tolling on such factors as mobility, access, and household expenditures, as well as tools to engage low-income and minority populations. In providing step-by-step instructions, the Guidebook cross-references to the tools in the Toolbox. The Toolbox has five sections: Tools, Case Examples, Reference Tables, Checklists, and Scenarios. Additional information about each of the featured tools and case examples is found at the beginning of the respective Tools and Case Examples sections of the Toolbox. The checklists include a description and instructions. The reference tables are briefly described within their respective steps, with a brief explanation at the beginning of each table. Each of the three scenariosâtwo generic example toll implementation projects and one rate change projectâaddresses how tools may be applied at every step and is self-explanatory. The process framework and application of tools are scalable depending on the potential for disproportionately high and adverse effects of the toll implementation or rate change on minority and low-income populations. The results of this research may be used by federal, state, and local transportation offi- cials, policy makers, and practitioners concerned with evaluating the impact of toll imple- mentation or rate changes on minority and low-income populations. NCHRP Web-Only Document 237: Environmental Justice Analyses When Considering Toll Implementation or Rate ChangesâFinal Report presents valuable information gathered in the development of the Guidebook and the Toolbox. This web-only document summarizes the technical research and presents the technical memorandum that documents the literature, existing case studies, resource documents, and other reports compiled. Tolling has become more prevalent as a funding mechanism as well as an operations strategy for transportation facilities. Tolling can have an impact on low-income and minor- ity populations, but the extent of the impact is unclear. As a result of Executive Order 12898, U.S. DOT Order 5610.2(a), and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. DOT requires transportation agencies to take into consideration environmental justice (EJ) in all transportation programs, policies, and activities. The challenge for many practitioners is F O R E W O R D By Gwen Chisholm-Smith Staff Officer Transportation Research Board
how to best incorporate environmental justice analysis in assessing equity concerns in the context of pricing. Further, there is little consensus about what types of mitigation mea- sures are appropriate to be used to offset the effects of tolling on minority and low-income populations. The result of this research provides a resource to help practitioners assess the impact of toll implementation or rate changes on low-income and minority populations. Louis Berger prepared this report in association with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University under NCHRP Project 08-100. The primary objective of this research was to develop a toolbox that can be used to assist transportation decision-makers with how to assess, mitigate and offset any potential impacts on minority and low-income populations as a result of implementing tolls or rate changes. To accomplish this objective, the research team performed a comprehensive literature review, conducted interviews, and developed case studies. In addition, the research team investigated applied methods and practice used in assessing environmental justice impacts of tolling or congestion pricing.
1â Summary P a r t 1 Guidebook P a r t 2 Toolbox 79 Section 1 Tools 267 Section 2 Case Examples 333 Section 3 Reference Tables 361 Section 4 Checklists 377 Section 5 Scenarios C O N T E N T S Note: Photographs, figures, and tables in this report may have been converted from color to grayscale for printing. The electronic version of the report (posted on the web at www.trb.org) retains the color versions.