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Is that Spot Taken?: Real-Time Transit Parking Information Helps Manage Corridors (October 21, 2008)

Advanced Parking Management Systems for Transit

Presenter:   Jennifer Rephlo
Presenter's Org:   Science Applications International Corporation

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Slide 1:  Advanced Parking Management Systems for Transit

By Jennifer Rephlo, Science Applications International Corporation
Mike Kinney, Maryland Department of Public Works
Gerry Tumbali, Chicago Regional Transportation Authority

Slide 2:  Agenda

Slide 3:  Overall Goals of National Evaluation

[Two photos appear: One shows an oncoming train and the other a sign for Glenmont Station.]

Slide 4:  Glenmont Metro Station Parking Management System

[A photo of the Glenmont Metro Station sign appears.]

Evaluation Approach

Slide 5:  Evaluation Objectives

Slide 6:  Evaluation Challenges

Slide 7:  Data Collection Activities

[This slide displays two pictures of people participating in data collection activities and a parking area at the Glenmont Metro Station.]

Slide 8:  Glenmont Metro Station Parking Management System

[A photo of a Glenmont Station sign appears.]

Findings

Slide 9:  Impact of System on Ridership and Mode Choice

Slide 10:  Impact of System on Arrival Patterns

Slide 11:  Impact of the System on Circulation within Glenmont Garage

Slide 12:  Impact of System on Awareness of Parking Alternatives

Slide 13:  Customer Satisfaction with Signs

Slide 14:  Chicago RTA/Metra Parking Management Guidance System

[A photo of a train coming into a station appears.]

Evaluation Approach

Slide 15:  Evaluation Objectives

Slide 16:  Evaluation Challenges

Slide 17:  Data Collection Activities

[Two photos appear: one of a train station, the other of a train in the train station.]

Slide 18:  Chicago RTA/Metra Parking Management Guidance System

[A photo of a train pulled in at a station appears.]

Findings

Slide 19:  Impact of the System on Ridership, Parking Utilization, and Arrival Patterns

[A bar chart displays the focus group participants' level of agreement and disagreement with the statement: "The signs have not made any difference to me since I've never had trouble finding parking on the Rock Island Line." On average, 70% of the respondents agree or strongly agree with the statement.]

Slide 20:  Impact of the System on Ridership and Parking Utilization

Slide 21:  Impact of the System on Arrival Patterns

Slide 22:  Impact of the System on Mode Choice

[The first bar chart on this slide displays the focus group participants' level of agreement and disagreement with the statement: "I've found myself riding Metra more now that the signs provide me with information about the availability of parking spaces." Fewer than 5% of the respondents agree with the questions.]

[The second bar chart on this slide displays the percentage of respondents who report parking availability information resulted in using Metra rather than driving. On average, nearly 70% of the respondents indicated that parking availability information had no impact on their mode choice. ]

Slide 23:  Impact of the System on Circulation within and between Lots

[The bar chart on this slide displays the focus group participants' level of agreement and disagreement with the statement: "The signs have reduced the amount of time I spend searching for an available parking space when riding the Rock Island Line." Less than one-fifth of the respondents agree or strongly agree wit this statement.]

Slide 24:  Customer Satisfaction with the Signs

[The bar chart on this slide displays the focus group participants' level of agreement and disagreement with the statement: "I would like to see similar signs installed at other Metra stations." On average, nearly 20% agree or strongly agree with the statement.]

Slide 25:  Lessons Learned

[Two photos appear: one of a train pulled into a station and another of the Glenmont Station sign.]

Slide 26:  Deployment Lessons Learned

Slide 27:  Technology Lessons Learned

Slide 28:  Operations & Maintenance Lessons Learned

[A photo appears which is a combination of views of the Layhill Road Metro Garage.]

Slide 29:  Contracting Lessons Learned

Slide 30:  Institutional Issues Lessons Learned

Slide 31:  Conclusions

[Two photos appear: one of a train pulled into a station and another of the Glenmont Station sign.]

Slide 32:  Conclusions

Slide 33:  Final Evaluation Report

[Two photos appear: one of a train pulled into a station and another of the Glenmont Station sign.]

Evaluation of Transit Applications of Advanced Parking Management Systems

available online at http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/ParkingManagementEvaluationReport.pdf

Slide 34:  Contact Information

Charlene Wilder, FTA
202-366-1077
charlene.wilder@dot.gov

Jennifer Rephlo, SAIC
703-676-2407
jennifer.a.rephlo@saic.com

Gerry Tumbali, Chicago RTA
312-913-3251
TumbaliG@rtachicago.org

Mike Kinney, Montgomery County DPWT
240-777-8760
Michael.Kinney@montgomerycountymd.gov

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