Programs Guide

What is the Programs Guide?

The Mosaic Programs Guide is designed to provide information on a variety of beneficial programs that jurisdictions may want to include in the bundles they are evaluating. The programs are transportation actions that can help meet the goals of the nine Mosaic categories of transportation system performance—access, equity, mobility, quality of life, safety, environmental quality, and economic vitality—that are not typically be included in a capital improvement plan. The programs are designed to help achieve those goals through an emphasis on efficient operations and reducing vehicle demand rather than capital investments. Programs  complement other actions and investments that address supply and capacity of infrastructure such as roadways and transit routes.

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What's included in the Programs Guide?

The Programs Guide includes 20 programs in six subject areas, including:

For each program, a Program Description Sheet is included in the Guide that describes the program and provides information on where the program is being used, how it relates to the Mosaic Categories of Transportation System Performance, what is known about the benefits and costs of the program, and implementation resources. Individual case studies on program effectiveness, frequently from the Pacific Northwest, are also included. The Program Description Sheets aid in identifying and implementing the mix of programs best suited to a community's needs.

Purpose of the Programs Guide

The purpose of the Mosaic Programs Guide is to inform users and assist them to include programs in transportation bundles for Mosaic analysis. The Mosaic Programs Guide was developed using the best available research and serves as a starting point for assessing the benefits and costs of implementing programs in Oregon. It also aligns with Oregon’s Transportation and Land Use Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Toolkit so that similar programs and their GHG reduction findings are defined consistently. While program effectiveness findings are reported in the literature using various units, findings are presented in terms of the relevant Mosaic specific indicators, wherever possible.

How Does the Programs Guide Work with Mosaic?

The 20 programs described and included in the Mosaic Programs Guide are widely considered to be beneficial and are frequently implemented by jurisdictions as part of travel demand management efforts. The Mosaic Programs Guide contains a summary of knowledge regarding the costs and benefits of these programs, with particular attention to impacts relating to Mosaic indicators. Users can choose to incorporate these programs into their bundles, as appropriate. Application of and experiences with the programs vary widely. For 11 of the 20 programs detailed in the Programs Guide, benefit and cost information is built into the Mosaic tool. The other 9 programs are also considered beneficial, but more information and research is needed before the benefits and costs can be estimated in Mosaic.

The programs are reviewed in this summary sheet (PDF, 212KB).