BRAC in MD - by Jean Friedberg - MD BRAC


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Vanpool Boot Camp: Marching Orders - November 7, 2011 - Part 11

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  • Our region extends from Carroll County in the northwest to Talbot County in the southeast. Dorchester County is scheduled to join the RGMC in 2009 as well. The region is extremely rich in economic diversity, workforce skills and natural resources and is fully prepared to address the challenges posed by growth and BRAC.
  • BRAC in MD - by Jean Friedberg - MD BRAC

    1. 1. Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee BRAC TDM Vanpool Boot Camp November 7, 2011
    2. 2. Contact <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Jean Friedberg </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Transportation Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Meade Regional Growth Management Committee </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>410-992-5050 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Transportation Situation / Environment Fort Meade's mission success requires a vibrant regional transportation system Regional Environment <ul><li>Workforce 2.5M and growing </li></ul><ul><li>18 major regional employment centers </li></ul><ul><li>6,125 miles of highway; SOV dependent </li></ul><ul><li>Average commute 20x2 miles; 100M PMT per day </li></ul><ul><li>Nation's worst congestion </li></ul><ul><li>Cost to fix = $60B; TTF on empty </li></ul><ul><li>Limited right of way for new capacity </li></ul>Mission <ul><li>NSA / DISA / 85 Tenant Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure regional economic vitality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Job creation / growth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supplier / customer access </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Address family access needs (services, education,) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Regional Transportation Situation Fort Meade's mission success requires a vibrant regional transportation system Solution <ul><li>Two-part strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused highway improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Demand Management (27% SOV Reduction) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agency leadership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed Ride Home </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enrollment program / MeadeRide </li></ul></ul></ul>Challenge <ul><li>Gates and intersections near design limits </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic workforce growth (40,000 base) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 27,000 more onsite; 14,000 offsite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1.1B close-in transportation improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$3.0B regional capacity impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Virtually no public transit </li></ul><ul><li>Limited funding (5%) and lead times for highways </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Fort Meade Region Regional job base growing from 2.4 million to 2.8 million over the 2005-2020 time frame
    6. 6. FGGM Workforce Footprint Meeting the demands of mission growth will require a regional effort Source: NSA; RGMC Staff Analysis
    7. 7. Job Growth Due to Fort Meade BRAC, Cyber and other sources of growth at Fort Meade add more than 40,000 new jobs between 2007 and 2015/2020 Source: FGGM Agency; RGMC Staff Analysis
    8. 8. Shortfall in Meade Area Road Capacity Meade area highways currently at or near capacity in peak periods; planned increases in highway capacity will not close gap Source: RGMC Staff Analysis
    9. 9. Top Regional Employment Centers – 2020 About 40% of 2.5 million job base concentrated in 18 employment centers, of which Fort Meade is one of the largest Sources: BMC Round 7; CBRE Sub-Markets; RGMC Staff Analysis
    10. 10. Top 10 Transportation Corridors TDM program focuses on major transportation corridors, accounting for more than 50% of Fort Meade workforce Bel Air 1,000 Baltimore 1,400 Owings Mills 1,900 Sykesville 4,800 Ellicott City 1,000 Glen Burnie 3,600 Pasadena 3,600 Crofton 2,000 Woodbridge 2,100 Tysons 1,200 Sources: FGGM Agencies; RGMC Staff Analysis 10 20 30
    11. 11. FGGM Workforce / VMT by Distance Band Personnel commuting more than 20 miles – 32% – generate disproportionate share of regional vehicle-miles-traveled(VMT) – 57%; Source: FGGM Agency; Google Maps; RGMC Staff Analysis
    12. 12. Impact of Fort Meade Growth Fort Meade growth imposes a requirement for 233 new lane-miles of capacity at $4.1B, or its modal equivalent Source: FGGM Agency; Google Maps; RGMC Staff Analysis PRELIMINARY
    13. 13. Two-Part Regional Transportation Strategy Funding levels for new road capacity inadequate; program to limit growth through demand management received regional and state endorsement Rely on Agency / Employer leadership to reduce peak load by 27% Focus limited funding – $50M of $1.1B – on a few key projects Roadway Capacity Demand Management (TDM)
    14. 14. Proposed TDM Goals Goal of 27% varies by Agency based on workforce distribution; success requires leadership commitment and small communications investment Source: RGMC Staff Analysis
    15. 15. Fort Meade Compared to Pentagon Meade TDM goal less than 50% of current Pentagon level Source: Pentagon Website; Ft. Belvoir EIS; RGMC Staff Analysis
    16. 16. Subscription Bus Concept Make equipment, service, features and incentives competitive with SOV <ul><li>Point to point service based on user needs </li></ul><ul><li>Build relationships with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Make travel time productive time </li></ul><ul><li>Arrive at destination fresh and alert </li></ul><ul><li>Experience improvement in quality of life </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce commuting costs / fuel consumption / carbon footprint </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid investment in peak roadway capacity </li></ul>
    17. 17. TDM Results to Date (9/30/2011) We've achieved about 40% of overall goal of 27% Source: RCC Advisory Board; RGMC Staff Analysis
    18. 18. Transportation Strategy Grid Only TDM can address the near-term impact of growth. BRT-A: Existing Roadway BRT-B: Dedicated Guideway ILLUSTRATIVE Carpool | Shuttle | Telework >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Light Rail >>> Carpool | Vanpool | Shuttle | Telework >>>>>> BRT-A >>>>>>>>BRT-B>>>>>>>>>>>> Mixed Rail >>> Carpool | Vanpool | S-Bus | Telework >>>>>>> BRT- A >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Heavy Rail >>> =< 10 Miles 10 - 20 Miles > 20 Miles 1 – 5 Years 6 – 15 Years > 15 Years Implementation Time Frame Managed Lanes >>>>> Managed Lanes>>>>> Managed Lanes>>>>> BRT-A >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    19. 19. System Impact of Regional Bus/Van As few as 600 miles of managed lanes – or equivalent – required to avoid 50% increase in regional roadway capacity; saves $45B Sources: FGGM Agencies; RGMC Staff Analysis SENSITIVITY TEST
    20. 20. In Conclusion <ul><li>Encouraging results to date for TDM </li></ul><ul><li>Vanpool offers critical advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost effective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But workforce growth continues / funding limited </li></ul><ul><li>Apply multi-faceted strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on TDM to meet near term needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set regional strategy / lay groundwork for long-term growth </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><li>END </li></ul>