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Metropolitan Planning Organizations: Strategies for Future Success

What type of organization do you work for or represent today?​
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO / TMA)​
Transit Operator​
City / Town​
State Department of Transportation​
County / Parish​
Private Consultant​
Other
Closed to responses
Are your agency's travel demand models evolving?
b. They haven't yet changed significantly, but we recognize the need
52%
a. Yes, they are changing to meet new needs
39%
c. We are leaving our models as they have been but using other means to adjust to changing metrics
4%
d. No, our agency will continue to model travel demand as we have been
4%
Closed to responses | 23 Responses
What do you think is the best practice currently for travel surveys?
c. Traditional + passive make the perfect partnership
48%
d. Undecided
33%
a. Nothing is better than traditional surveys!
10%
b. Surveys are so 2019, it's all about passive data now.
10%
Closed to responses | 21 Responses
How big an impact do you think autonomous and connected in your planning efforts?
c. It may impact some demand, or change our models, but more gradually than we expected
38%
b. A significant impact particularly in the long-term
33%
d. The effect is over-hyped and we may not see much change
19%
a. A game-changing impact to how we plan today
10%
Closed to responses | 21 Responses
How would you best describe the level your agency's commitment to resiliency in transportation planning?
b. We are beginning to discuss resiliency as a factor in planning
46%
c. Resiliency is a part of our transportation plans
46%
e. I do not know
8%
a. We have not yet planned for resiliency in the context of transportation
0%
d. Our agency places a high priority on resiliency in transportation planning
0%
Closed to responses | 13 Responses
How much do you believe resiliency should be a part of MPO planning efforts?
c. Resiliency has an increasing impact on our planning efforts
71%
d. Resiliency should be primary driver of our planning efforts
29%
a. I do not believe resiliency is vital to our planning efforts
0%
b. Resiliency has a minor impact on our planning efforts
0%
e. I do not know
0%
Closed to responses | 14 Responses
How would you rank the need for integrating land use planning into your transportation planning processes?
d. Essential to transportation planning
67%
c. Important to transportation planning
27%
b. Good to integrate where possible
6%
a. Not necessary
0%
Closed to responses | 52 Responses
How do you see land use potentially changing in the next decade?
b. After COVID, work-from-home will allow more people to live further from major metros
45%
a. The population will continue to migrate toward major metropolitan areas
34%
c. Social equity discussions will renew our focus on affordable housing.
18%
d. Technology like autonomous and connected vehicles will reduce the parking and highway footprint
4%
Closed to responses | 56 Responses
Does your agency do enough to reach out to communities that are difficult to engage?
Our agency could do better
49%
Our agency is doing well and improving
31%
No, our agency does not do enough
18%
Yes, our agency does very well
3%
Closed to responses | 39 Responses
How high of a priority does your agency place on public engagement?
A high priority
44%
A moderate priority
28%
A very high priority
28%
Not a high priority
3%
Closed to responses | 40 Responses
How high of a priority should your agency place on public engagement?
A very high priority
51%
A high priority
44%
Not a high priority
3%
A moderate priority
3%
Closed to responses | 39 Responses
2. What do you see as the most promising advancement in transportation funding?
c. Adoption of Mileage Base User Fee or Road Use Charge funding model
63%
a. Increases in state fuel taxes
16%
b. Increase in the federal fuel tax
10%
d. Increases in vehicle registration fees
10%
e. Forego expensive new construction and focus on maintenance or small-scale projects
1%
Closed to responses | 91 Responses
1. How do you see transportation funding environment in the next 5 years?
b. Continue to be challenging
60%
c. Slightly improving
24%
d. Improving
10%
a. Worsening significantly
5%
e. Significantly improving
1%
Closed to responses | 99 Responses
3. How would you assess the impact of levels of transportation funding on your organization?
c. Considerable impact
44%
b. Some impact, but manageable
29%
d. Significant impact
26%
a. Very little impact
1%
Other
0%
Closed to responses | 97 Responses
Barriers to your organization's integration of mobility into long-term planning include any of the following (choose any):​
Uncertainty about Future Status of MOD/MaaS​
Technical Expertise of Our Staff​
Lack of Relevance to Our Work
Other
Closed to responses
Have you integrated micromobility in a long-range plan or similar study? ​
Yes, for Metropolitan Transportation Plan​
Yes, for Active Mode (bike, walk, transit) Plan​
Yes, for a Corridor Study, Design, or Plan​
Yes, for some other Study or Plan​
No
Closed to responses
What is the biggest challenge for your organization to integrate micromobility, mobility-on-demand, and other tech-driven mobility solutions into your plans and processes?
Few good examples of how this is done elsewhere to draw upon
29%
Concern about rapid pace of change conflicting with long-term planning objectives
24%
Lack of understanding of the subject by elected officials
21%
Lack of understanding on the part of staff
14%
Other
12%
Closed to responses | 86 Responses
What changes will likely stick with your organization after COVID-19?
Teleworking
81%
Increased reliance on "remote" public engagement tools
81%
Increased usage of greenways and trails,
41%
Dispersion to smaller communities
7%
Other
2%
Closed to responses | 100 Responses
How would you assess your organization's readiness to deal with issues surrounding social equity in your community?
Somewhat prepared
46%
Moving in a positive direction
44%
Very prepared
6%
Not at all ready
4%
Closed to responses | 79 Responses
How would you assess the impact a renewed focus on social equity will have on your organization?
Some impact, but manageable
48%
Considerable impact
28%
Significant impact
23%
Very little impact
3%
Closed to responses | 80 Responses
Do you have an effective onboarding program for new employees?
YES
54%
NO
46%
Closed to responses | 26 Responses
What would make retaining good staff easier for your organization? (pick two)
• Salary Increase
67%
• Meaningful / Interesting Work
41%
• Flexible Hours / Telework Support
37%
• Training & Professional Development Opportunities
19%
• Better Workplace Environment
15%
• Something Else?
0%
Closed to responses | 27 Responses
What is the hardest part about attracting talent to your organization?
Small Market / Not Many Candidates Locally
33%
Competitive Salary / Benefits
33%
Little Understanding of MPOs and Work
17%
Not a Path to Advance within the Organization
10%
Attracting People to the Area Generally
7%
Other
0%
Closed to responses | 30 Responses
How integrated is land use planning into your regional planning activities
c. Generally integrated as part of most planning processes
47%
a. Not as integrated as it should be
30%
b. Early stages of integration
17%
d. Highly integrated across all planning activities
6%
Closed to responses | 53 Responses