Regional Governance for Sustainable Transportation: Measuring GHG Reduction Actions in Long Range Transportation Plans
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The paper develops a measurement strategy for coding sustainability content in regional transportation plans. Because all MPOs must prepare LRTPs as a condition to distribute federal and state transportation funds, the plans provide a policy outcome that can be compared across regions and governance processes.
We apply this methodology to analyze LRTPs for a sample of cities to investigate how MPOs shape sustainability outcomes through their activities in prioritizing and funding projects and providing a forum for regional coordination among municipal leaders and the public.