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.