This report is based on the Statewide Congestion Overview, prepared by Brian Gregor of the Oregon Department of Transportation in February 2004. Much of the information in this report is an update to the Statewide Congestion Overview to include 2002 data. The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) provided advance 20040 Urban Mobility Report (2002 data) for use in this report.
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Our transportation system is a key ingredient in the economy, quality of life and urban fabric of the Portland metropolitan area. It has been stated in the past that it is not possible to manage our transportation system tomorrow unless we understand how it is performing today. In this spirit, the Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies has been working with regional and statewide partners to develop new capabilities to measure, monitor and track the performance of the transportation system in real time and using archived data sources. We believe that it is possible to leverage these disparate data sources toward providing better transportation system performance information for planners, engineers, citizens, researchers and decision-makers. Using this information, we can collaboratively develop policies and programs that can help make our transportation system more efficient, equitable and effective. With this in mind, we are pleased to present this First Annual Portland Metropolitan Region Transportation System Performance Report. We have attempted to make this report comprehensive and multimodal in spirit. We truly view this as a starting point, a work in progress, and we intend to continue to improve the content and format of this report over the next year, and in years to come. We hope that you will help us.
Brian Gregor, Endo Sonoko, Christopher Monsere, Jennifer Dill and Jacob Baglien, "First Annual Portland Metropolitan Region Transportation System Performance Report," Portland State University Center for Transportation Studies, Sept. 2004.