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State and Local Policy Program

The Urban Partnership Agreement:
A Comparative Study of Cross-sector Collaboration and Technology
in Transportation Policy Implementation

This project is a longitudinal, comparative case study of the Urban Partnership program (often referred to by ‘Urban Partnership Agreement’ or ‘UPA’), a federal transportation initiative that infused approximately $1.1 billion into a competitive funding program aimed at reducing traffic congestion in major urban areas. Five urban regions (Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York City, San Francisco, Miami, and Seattle) were initially selected to participate in this innovative program designed to integrate four key strategies: transit, highway pricing, technology, and telecommuting.


Project Contact:

Emily Saunoi-Sandgren, Research Fellow

Project Publications, Presentations, Working Papers

Project News + Events

Stone and Saunoi-Sandgren present at APPAM
On November 6, 2010, Melissa Stone and Emily Saunoi-Sandgren presented a paper on technology and collaboration at the 32nd Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in Boston, MA.