Case study | Environmental Science
17-1073.00 MET Council Park and Ride Planning Study and Model Update
SRF Consulting Grou,p, Inc.
Kaskaskia Engineering Group, LLC (KEG) provided planning services in support of an update of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (Metropolitan Council) Travel Demand Model (TDM). Over the last decade, Minneapolis/St. Paul experienced significant changes in population, employment, and new transit corridors/service. In addition to these regional influences, the Metropolitan Council sought to understand the impact of park-and-ride demand from new, and constantly changing, advanced technologies, transportation network companies (Uber/Lyft), autonomous vehicles, and employment locations. These were not accounted for in the Metropolitan Council’s existing park-and-ride demand model, and they desired a model more user-friendly, effective, and responsive to individual site and regional influences.
KEG’s tasks included leading a peer/region agency review of existing park-and-ride TDMs to identify six regions/agencies that utilize park-and-ride demand estimation models for evaluation, and assisting in the evaluation of the Metropolitan Council’s existing park-and-ride TDM. The peer/region agency review resulted in findings incorporated into the update of the Metropolitan Council’s TDM in March of 2018.
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