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MPO Rate Sys Ver 2.0Jan93 LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION RATING SYSTEM Version 2.0 ANNUAL ELEMENT FISCAL YEAR 1993-1994 The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Las Cruces Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has developed this system with the intent of producing an objective rating for proposed projects. The MPO Policy Committee has the ultimate decision over each projects placement in the Annual Element. The Annual Element Rating System is a tool used by the TAC to prioritize and recommend projects to the MPO Policy Committee. After rating and recommending projects, the Annual Element is submitted to the Policy Committee. Each governing body represented on the MPO Policy Committee has ten (10) bonus points that they may assign any project(s). These points may be divided between various projects or assigned to one project entirely. This allows the elected officials which comprise the MPO Policy Committee to provide emphasis to a project that they deem as a high priority within their jurisdiction or the MPO as a whole. The Policy Committee has committed to making this planning process a public one. Public notices are ran four (4) times during a one (1) month period prior to this process. Citizens are encouraged to participate and make their views known either in writing or in person at the TAC and/or Policy Committees' monthly meetings. Between the meetings governing the Annual Element process, each project will be evaluated using the following criteria. There are different evaluations for different types of projects. The category that is most suited to the type of project being considered is used. The total number of points for all projects is approximately 100. The project with the highest number of points within each category will be given first priority. (Note: Because of rounding, It is possible to have more than 100 points.) As technology and more prudent methodologies become available, this document is subject to change. -1- NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION Mileage & Adjusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the estimated future AADT for the segment that benefits from the project . B. If the estimated future AADT is above 11000 (**) , 4200 (**) , and 1400 (**) for Major, Minor, and Collectors, respectively, add the proper amount of bonus points (as shown to the right) for the given length of the project, to the total points for the estimated future AADT. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 22 11, 000 14, 999 ** 19 6, 000 10, 999 16 Bonus Points under 5, 999 12 0- mile = 0 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points -1,.( mile = 1 over 5, 000 22 4, 000 to 4, 999 ** 19 mile = 2 2 , 000 to 3 , 999 16 under 1, 999 12 ',4-1 mile = 3 > 1 mile = 4 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2 , 000 22 1, 000 to 1, 999 ** 19 500 to 999 16 under 499 12 Cost/Benefit #2 Is the project within the percentile of projects being ranked with the highest benefit to cost on top. Points Top 25th percentile 11 Second 25th percentile 7 Third 25th percentile 3 Fourth 25th percentile 0 -2- NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION (cont'd) Miscellaneous #3 Does project comply with Major Points Thoroughfare Plan and Policies? Yes 12 No 0 #4 Is project part of an adopted Points MPO report or study? Yes 5 No 0 #5 To what degree is Vehicle Miles Travelled (VMT) reduced by the following as measured on a System Wide Scale during the PM Peak Hour: Points VMT- >= 5 . 0%** 9 3 .5% to 4 . 9% 7 2 .5% to 3 .4% 4 1 . 5% to 2 .4% 2 <= 1.4% 0 ** These numbers are subject to change over time. #6 To what degree is Travel Time reduced by the following as measured on a System Wide Scale during the PM Peak Hour: Points Travel Time- >= 5 . 0%** 9 3 . 5% to 4 .9% 7 2 .5% to 3 .4% 4 1 . 5% to 2 .4% 2 <= 1.4% 0 ** These numbers are subject to change over time. Environmental Rating #7 Pollution Reduction Points Noise/Air Yes 12 No 0 Estimated Project Cost #8 Projected Costs Points < $50, 000 0 $50, 000 - $100, 000 -2 $100, 000 - $500, 000 -4 > $500, 000 -6 -3- NEW ROAD CONSTRUCTION (cont'd) Safety #9 Estimated Accident Reduction Points >= 50% reduction ** 20 35% to 49% reduction 15 25% to 34% reduction 10 15% to 24% reduction 5 <= 14% reduction 0 ** These numbers are subject to change over time. *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 5 points . Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. -4- Reconstruction, Overlay and Rgpavement Projects Mileage & Adjusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the AADT for the segment that benefits from the project. Multiply the AADT by its Peak Hour Factor (PHF) to obtain the adjusted AADT. B. The PHF being defined as the highest one (1) hour volume divided by four (4) times the highest fifteen (15) minute period during that hour. C. If the adjusted AADT is above 11000 (**) , 4200 (**) , and 1400 (**) for Major, Minor, and Collectors, respectively, add the proper amount of bonus points (as shown to the right) for the given length of the project, to the total points for the adjusted AADT. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 14 11, 000 14, 999 ** 11 6, 000 10, 999 8 Bonus Points under 5, 999 4 0- mile = 0 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points -1,(, mile = 1 over 5, 000 14 4, 000 to 4, 999 ** 11 mile = 2 2 , 000 to 3 , 999 8 under 1, 999 4 mile = 3 > 1 mile = 4 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2 , 000 14 1, 000 to 1, 999 ** 11 500 to 999 8 under 499 4 -5- Reconstruction, Overlay and Repavement Projects (cont'd) Pavement Condition #2 -Use to rate existing roads or intersections . -Pavement Performance Ratings will be obtained from the most current City of Las Cruces Pavement Management Program printout. -If the street in question does not have a rating or is not on the list. A field survey will be completed to determine pavement condition using the scale below. Any dirt or gravel road will be given the highest rating (36 points) . The field survey method of rating will be identical to the City' s Pavement Management Program rating. P. P.R. Index Points Any D or "dirt" designation 36 p0-74 30 p75-79 24 p80-84 18 p85-89 9 p90-100 0 Travel Time #3 Does the project reduce system wide PM peak hour travel time travel as calculated by computer models? Points Travel Time - >= 5 . 0%** 12 3 . 5% to 4 . 9% 9 2 .5% to 3 .4% 6 1 . 5% to 2 .4% 3 <= 1 .4% 0 ** These numbers are subject to change over time. Grade/Drainage NOTE: This rating is included because the mitigation of drainage on extremely flat roadways presents a problem in reconstruction, overlay, and repavement projects. #4 Is the grade along road <2%? Points Yes 4 No 0 Route Designation Points #5 Bus Route 6 #6 Truck Route 9 #7 Hazardous Materials Storage 1 -for every 5 Sites locations accessed by the project -6- Reconstruction, Overlay and Repavement Projects (cont'd) Safety #8 Accidents along link and at intersections . Accidents Points over 15 12 10-15 11 5-10 10 1-5 9 *Add 1 point for each injury accident . *Add 6 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 18 points . *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 6 points . Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. Cost/Benefit #9 Rank all projects in this category with the highest cost/benefit ratio on top. Assign points as shown below. Points Top 25th percentile 6 Second 25th percentile 4 Third 25th percentile 2 Fourth 25th percentile 0 Estimated Project Cost #10 Projected Costs Points < $50, 000 0 $50, 000 - $100, 000 -2 $100, 000 - $500, 000 -4 > $500, 000 -6 -7- SIGNALIZATION PROJECTS Warrants #1 As prescribed within the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) . Points 6 or More warrants 75 5 warrants 63 4 warrants 51 3 warrants 39 2 warrants 27 1 warrant 15 NOTE: Warrants are factors described within the MUTCD. They outline criteria used in determining the need for Traffic Signal Installation. Listed below are the eleven (11) warrants prescribed within the MUTCD. Warrant 1 - Minimum Vehicular Volume Warrant 2 - Interruption of Continuous Traffic Warrant 3 - Minimum Pedestrian Volume Warrant 4 - School Crossing Warrant 5 - Progressive Movement Warrant 6 - Accident Experience Warrant 7 - Systems Warrant Warrant 8 - Combination of Warrants Warrant 9 - Four Hour Volumes Warrant 10 - Peak Hour Delay Warrant 11 - Peak Hour Volume Each warrant has its own criteria to be used in evaluating the intersection. A copy of the MUTCD can be reviewed in the Traffic Engineering Department of the City of Las Cruces . Safetv #2 Accidents Points over 15 25 10-15 23 5-10 20 1-5 18 *Add 1 point for each injury accident. *Add 13 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 38 points. *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 13 points . Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. -8- Railroad Crossings/Guard Rails (Elimination of Hazards) Adjusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the AADT for the segment that benefits from the project. Multiply the AADT by its Peak Hour Factor (PHF) to obtain the adjusted AADT. B. The PHF being defined as the highest one (1) hour volume divided by four (4) times the highest fifteen (15) minute period during that hour. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 33 11, 000 14, 999 28 6, 000 10, 999 23 under 5 , 999 18 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points over 5, 000 33 4, 000 to 4, 999 28 2, 000 to 3 , 999 23 under 1, 999 18 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2 , 000 33 1, 000 to 1, 999 28 500 to 999 23 under 499 18 Posted Speed Limit Along Link (MPH) #2 Posted Speed Limit Points over 45 21 35 to 45 18 under 35 16 Safety #3 Accidents (within 100 yards) Points over 15 21 10-15 17 5-10 15 1-5 10 *Add 2 points for each injury accident. *Add 12 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 33 points . *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 12 points. Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent . Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. -9- Railroad Crossings/Guard Rails (Elimination of Hazards) (cont'd) Route Designation Points #4 Bus Route 11 #5 Truck Route 14 #6 Hazardous Materials Storage 2-for every 5 Sites locations accessed by the project -10- BRIDGES Adiusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the AADT for the segment that benefits from the project . Multiply the AADT by its Peak Hour Factor (PHF) to obtain the adjusted AADT. B. The PHF being defined as the highest one (1) hour volume divided by four (4) times the highest fifteen (15) minute period during that hour. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 16 11, 000 14, 999 13 6, 000 10, 999 10 under 5, 999 6 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points over 5, 000 16 4, 000 to 4, 999 13 2 , 000 to 3 , 999 10 under 1, 999 6 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2 , 000 16 1, 000 to 1, 999 13 500 to 999 10 under 499 6 Commercial Vehicles #2 As a percent of the ADT. Points over 4%s 10 2-40 9 0-2% 8 Age of Structure #3 Years since last rehabilitation. Points over 20 years 4 15-20 years 3 10-15 years 2 under 10 years 1 Safety #4 Accidents within 100 yards . Points over 15 10 10-15 9 5-10 8 1-5 7 -11- BRIDGES (cont'd) Safety #4 Accidents (continued) *Add 1 point for each injury accident . *Add 5 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 16 points. *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 5 points . Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. Structural Capacity #5 As prescribed by using NMSHTD' s bridge rating system. Points NMSHTD' s "C P" Rating for bridges (30 total) under the state' s current rating system divided by 100 : C P#/100 NOTE: The NMSHTD' s "C P" Rating number can be obtained at the New Mexico State University Civil Engineering Department. Tyne of Route #6 Is bridge located on a Points bus route? Yes 5 No 0 #7 Is the bridge part of a Truck Route? Points Yes 5 No 0 #8 Are there any Hazardous Material 2 -for every 5 Storage Sites within 1 mile of locations accessed bridge, along route? by project Bridge Width #9 Using NMSHTD' s bridge rating system. Points <14' 20 151 - 20' 15 201 - 23 ' 10 23 ' - 30' 5 >31' 0 -12- STREET LIGHTING Mileage & Adjusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the AADT for the segment that benefits from the project. Multiply the AADT by its Peak Hour Factor (PHF) to obtain the adjusted AADT. B. The PHF being defined as the highest one (1) hour volume divided by four (4) times the highest fifteen (15) minute period during that hour. C. If the adjusted AADT is above 11000 (**) , 4200 (**) , and 1400 (**) for Major, Minor, and Collectors, respectively, add the proper amount of bonus points (as shown to the right) for the given length of the project, to the total points for the adjusted AADT. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 33 11, 000 14, 999 ** 28 6, 000 10, 999 23 Bonus Points under 5, 999 18 0- mile = 0 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points -1,4 mile = 1 over 5, 000 33 4, 000 to 4, 999 ** 28 1,4 % mile = 2 2, 000 to 3 , 999 23 under 1, 999 18 �4-1 mile = 3 > 1 mile = 4 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2, 000 33 1, 000 to 1, 999 ** 28 500 to 999 23 under 499 18 Area Location #2 Location Points CBD-Inner City 15 County/Mesilla 12 Residential 9 Rural (Low Density Residential) 6 *At intersections, the higher class road will dictate which point rating to use. Miscellaneous Points #3 Continuation of Existing 8 Street Light Network #4 Unsignalized Intersection 15 -13- STREET LIGHTING (cont'd) Safety #5 Accidents that occur within 100 yards of site and only those accidents that occur during night-time hours . Accidents Points > 15 30 10-15 27 5-10 24 1-5 21 *Add 1 point for each injury accident . *Add 15 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 45 points . *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 15 points. Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. -14- CULVERTS Adiusted AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) #1 A. Find the AADT for the segment that benefits from the project. Multiply the AADT by its Peak Hour Factor (PHF) to obtain the adjusted AADT. B. The PHF being defined as the highest one (1) hour volume divided by four (4) times the highest fifteen (15) minute period during that hour. Designated Major Arterials (AADT) Points over 15, 000 36 11, 000 14, 999 31 6, 000 10, 999 26 under 5, 999 21 Designated Minor Arterials (AADT) Points over 5, 000 36 4, 000 to 4, 999 31 2, 000 to 3 , 999 26 under 1, 999 21 Designated Collectors (AADT) Points over 2 , 000 36 1, 000 to 1, 999 31 500 to 999 26 under 499 21 Flow Capacity #2 In the 100 year storm event . Points 1, 000 cubic feet/second (cfs) 30 500-1, 000 cfs 27 100-500 cfs 24 Safety #3 Accidents within 100 yards . Points > 15 33 10-15 30 5-10 27 1-5 24 *Add 1 point for each injury accident. *Add 16 points if one fatality occurred. For each additional fatal accident add 50 points . *If the project is one of the top 10 intersections and/or roadways having the highest number of accidents for the previous year then, add an additional 16 points . Previous years will also be researched to determine if another factor is causing the hazard and to what extent. Intersections or roadways with extenuating circumstances will be cause for Policy Committee notification upon final consideration. LAS CRUCES METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY COMMITTEE ACTION FORM FOR MEETING OF: January 13 , 1993 ACrENDA ITEM: D .scussion of projects for inclusion in the 1993-94 Unified Work Program (IJWP) . A(!TION REQUESTED: Discussion SUPPORT INFORMATION: 1. Copy of 1992-93 Unified Work Program (UWP) for reference. D:CSCUSSION/OPTIONS: D:i_scussion of possible projects to be included in the UWP for Fiscal Year 1993-94 .