Planning

2022 Eastern Slope and Plains Wildlife Prioritization Study

Report 2022-03. Authors: Julia Kintsch, Pat Basting, Teresa Smithson and George Woolley. Keywords: Wildlife crossings, decision-support, transportation planning, wildlife mitigation, wildlife prioritization, wildlife-vehicle collision, traffic safety.

2019 Western Slope Wildlife Prioritization Study

Research Report 2019-01 and related documents. Authors: Julia Kintsch, Pat Basting, Meredith McClure and Jim O. Clarke. Keywords: Wildlife crossings, decision-support, transportation planning, wildlife mitigation, wildlife prioritization, wildlife-vehicle collision, traffic safety

Colorado Road Usage Charge Pilot Program Executive Summary

What is a Road Usage Charge (RUC)? What is the problem with the current funding model? How will RUC address the funding problem? How did the RUC Pilot Work? Keywords: Road Usage Charging, Transportation funding, Cost-benefit Analysis, Planning

Western Slope Wildlife Prioritization Study Final Report

Research Report 2019-01 (Note, this PDF has been optimized to reduce file size. If you require the original 146 MB report, please contact Bryan Roeder [email protected]). Authors: Julia Kintsch, Pat Basting, Meredith McClure and Jim O. Clarke. Keywords: Wildlife crossings, decision-support, transportation planning, wildlife mitigation, wildlife prioritization, wildlife-vehicle collision, traffic safety

2022 ESPWPS Wildlife-Highway Mitigation Recommendations

This compilation of site-specific recommendations is provided as a standalone chapter accompanying the ESPWPS final report. Preliminary wildlife crossing mitigation recommendations for the top 5 percent highway segments in CDOT Regions 1, 2, and 4 were developed based on the findings of the field surveys and the latest research on the effectiveness of different mitigation strategies. These preliminary recommendations may be used to inform initial project planning and budgeting, although recommendations may be revised upon further project analysis.

Wild Animal Benefit-to-Cost Analysis Spreadsheet

This Excel spreadsheet was developed for the benefit-to-cost analysis conducted in the Western Slope Wildlife Prioritization Study. This spreadsheet should be utilized for planning only. The calculations do not imply or provide any approval for grant funding and/or safety funding. Requests for grant funding and safety funding will still need to be completed through the process governed by CDOT via DTD and the Traffic & Safety Engineering Branch, respectively. For more information please see the WSWPS Final Report (CDOT 2019-01).

2022 Updated Wildlife Valuations and Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Tool

The Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) Worksheet was first developed for the WSWPS and updated for the 2022 ESPWPS. It functions as a tool for determining the benefits and costs of wildlife crossing mitigation. The output of the tool is a BCA ratio, which is calculated in three ways: (1) using current CDOT Traffic and Safety Engineering’s methods and valuations; (2) using current U.S. Department of Transportation methods and valuations; and (3) using the Wildlife Prioritization Study hybrid benefit-cost methods and valuations. For Wildlife Valuation see ESWPS Appendix E. This spreadsheet should be utilized for planning only. The calculations do not imply or provide any approval for grant funding and/or safety funding. Requests for grant funding and safety funding will still need to be completed through the process governed by CDOT via DTD and the Traffic & Safety Engineering Branch, respectively.