The Iraq government adopts a system of centralised planning and the Transport and Communications Commission of the Ministry of Planning is responsible for the overall budgetary control of transport sector development whatever ministry undertakes it. Baghdad is a rapidly growing city (expected 2000 population 8 M) with considerable scope for developing its road, rail, water and air transport. It was for these reasons that the Ministry of Planning commissioned a detailed and comprehensive transportation study in 1979 in order to plan a co-ordinated transport system for Baghdad. The Baghdad Comprehensive Transportation Study (BCTS), which had 1990 and 2000 as its main planning years, was accompanied by a short term area traffic control study (atc stage 2) involving 150 signal controlled intersections. The general objectives of the study took account of the need to develop in Iraq the skills and expertise to carry out transportation studies. They also placed considerable emphasis on the establishment of a sound data base of traffic, land-use and socio-economic data and extensive surveys were undertaken. These surveys and the development of the transportation model are described in the following two papers. The results of the study will be used by the government to reconsider their allocation of investment in the transport sector. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Developing Countries. Proceedings of Seminar G held at the PTRC Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England, 4-7 July 1983.
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  • Authors:
    • GHAZOUL, K N
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Pagination: p. 335

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  • Accession Number: 00382757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-113-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Volume P237
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1984 12:00AM