Urban Transportation Planning System: Philosophy and Function

This paper describes the philosophy and functional requirements of a computer-based system for urban transportation planning. It begins with a view of the current transportation problem and the resulting demands on the planner. After outlining a planning framework composed of three analytical activities--long-range planning, short-range planning, and system surveillance--the paper describes the functions of a software system that would support today's transportation planner. Such a system is currently under development at the Urban Mass Transportation Administration.

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  • Authors:
    • Dial, Robert B
  • Publication Date: 1976


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 60-64
  • Monograph Title: Transportation programming, economic analysis, and evaluation of energy constraints
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  • Accession Number: 01704696
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025680
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 16 2019 3:24PM