Transportation Funding

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

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.