Transportation TIP/CIP Prioritization Criteria

Each project is rated on a scale of zero to five (five being best) on the following criteria: Concurrency Requirement: If the project is needed now to maintain the level of service standards adopted in the Comprehensive Plan, five points. If needed within six years (corresponding to the Transportation Improvement Program requirements), four points. If needed within 20 years (corresponding to the Capital Improvement Plan horizon), three points. Level of Service Improvement: If a concurrency requirement, same score as Concurrency. Otherwise, estimated number of levels of service improvement. For example, improvement from D to C, 1 point; E to C, 2 points. Collision Rate Improvement: If the project would improve the transportation safety at a high collision location or corridor, points are assigned based on the existing collision experience as shown in Table 1. Table 1 – Scoring of Collision Rates Points 0 1 2 3 4 5 Intersection Collision Rate (Collisions per million entering vehicles) 0 – 0.50 0.50 - 1.00 1.00 - 1.50 1.50 - 2.00 2.00 - 2.50 > 2.50 Corridor Collision Rate (Collisions per million vehicle miles) 0 - 1.0 1.0 - 2.5 2.5 - 5.0 5.0 - 10.0 10.0 - 25.0 > 25.0

Collision Severity Rate Improvement: If the project would improve the transportation safety at a high collision severity location or corridor, points are assigned based on the existing collision experience as shown in Table 2.

Table 2 – Scoring of Collision Severity Rates

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Points

Intersection Collision Severity Rate (Societal cost per million entering vehicles) < $10,000 $10,000 – 25,000 $25,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $100,000 $100,000 - $250,000 > $250,000

Corridor Collision Severity Rate (Societal cost per million vehicle miles) < $100,000 $100,000 - $250,000 $250,000 - $500,000 $500,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $2,500,000 > $2,500,000

0 1 2 3 4 5

HOV Supportive: Projects that add HOV lanes, 5 points; projects that reduce delays for transit, 1 point per LOS improvement for transit vehicle movements. Non-motorized Supportive: One point for each side of the street that sidewalks are added; 1 point each for each side of the street that bike lanes are added; 1 point for improving pedestrian opportunities for crossing major streets. Community Support: Subjective determination based on citizen complaints and estimate of impacts of project. Air Quality: Same as LOS Improvement. Ease of Implementation: Subjective determination based on project complexity, competitiveness for grant applications, political opposition, environmental impacts, etc. Benefit/Cost Ratio: Sliding scale based on the subtotal of points from all other criteria divided by estimated cost of the project. The best ratio is defined as five points, the worst zero points, and all other projects are interpolated.

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