The emerging statewide transportation planning process is described and compared to a typical transportation needs study. The view taken is that the statewide transportation planning process represents the gradual merger of transportation needs studies with the urban transportation planning process. Statewide transportation plans are now being developed for single modes, i.e., highways, considering (1) User as well as nonuser goals; (2) the formulation of alternative systems; (3) analytical models to predict the demand for future travel; and (4) comprehensive evaluation criteria. Also, traditional highway needs studies are being replaced by the National Transportation Planning studies which represents a starting point for estimating total transportation multimodal needs. As experience is gained with single mode transportation planning Studies, emphasis will be expected to shift to multimodal planning.

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  • Accession Number: 00046703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 9734 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1981 12:00AM