Arizona's Metropolitan Travel Reduction Programs

by Elizabeth K. Burns, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Transportation Planning and Air Quality


This paper documents the short-term response to Arizona's metropolitan travel reduction programs. The Phoenix (Maricopa County) and Tucson (Pima County) programs were initiated in 1988. The legislation and objectives of the two programs, their initial actions, and compliance to date with travel reduction objectives are presented. The Tucson program reports that major employers achieved an average 20.2% Alternate Mode Participation by their employees for the program's first compliance year (1990). Preliminary findings from the Phoenix program indicate a decrease in 3% single-occupant vehicle trips in this program's first compliance year (1991-1992). Future research is needed to confirm the impact of travel reduction efforts for individual employers and work sites.

Subject Headings: Urban areas | Air pollution | Air quality | Urban and regional development | Legislation | Employees | Vehicles | Travel patterns | Arizona | United States | Phoenix

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