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An Overview of STOPS

The 2013 Final Rule on major capital investment projects revised the measures that FTA uses to evaluate and rate proposed major transit projects. Among the revised measures, the Final Rule specifies that mobility benefits are now measured as the predicted number of trips that would use the project, with a weight of 2.0 applied to project trips that would be made by transit dependents. The Final Rule also identifies the predicted change in automobile vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) as a component of the measure of environmental benefits of proposed projects.

Last updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015