NEW SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS PROGRAM-A PROCEDURE FOR LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION (SKETCH) PLANNING-TECHNICAL REPORT

THIS REPORT IS PART OF THE UMTA TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SYSTEM (UTPS), A SET OF TOOLS DESIGNED TO AID PLANNERS AT ALL LEVELS OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. THIS PAPER PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE UTPS PACKAGE AND ITS DEVELOPMENT PLAN. IT CONTAINS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SKETCH PLANNING PROCEDURE AS WELL AS OTHER UTPS MODULES USED WITH THE PROCEDURE. THE GOAL OF SKETCH PLANNING IS TO OVERCOME THE TRADITIONAL PROBLEMS OF HIGH COST IN SPECIFYING AND EVALUATING PLANNING ALTERNATIVES, AND THE INABILITY TO CONSIDER ALL MODES SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE PROCEDURE PROVIDES AN EFFICIENT MEANS OF DESCRIBING AND ANALYZING MANY ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS, EACH COMPOSED OF A LARGE VARIETY OF MODES, AT A LEVEL OF DATA AGGREGATION APPROPRIATE TO LONG RANGE PLANNING AND TO REQUIRED POLICY DECISIONS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES ARE TO HAVE A PLANNING TOOL WHICH IS RELATIVELY EASY TO USE, CAN BE IMPLEMENTED WITH MINIMAL FUTURE NETWORK AND HOST ENVIRONMENTAL DATA, AND IS EFFICIENT IN TERMS OF THE COMPUTER AND HUMAN RESOURCES, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDING USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING EXPECTED TRAVEL DEMAND, TRAVEL COST, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS. AMONG THE PROCEDURE'S UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS ARE THE ABILITY TO CONSIDER SCORES OF NETWORK ALTERNATIVES EXPRESSED AS A "BASIC" NETWORK WITH APPENDED TREE-STRUCTURED SET OF MODIFICATIONS, ITS ALGORITHM FOR FINDING MULTIPLE PATHS THROUGH A MULTI-MODAL NETWORK, AND ITS ESTIMATION OF TRAVEL DEMAND USING A MULTI-MODAL MODEL. THE PROCEDURE WILL PROVIDE FOR INTERACTIVE OPERATION USING A TIME-SHARED COMPUTER AND ON-LINE GRAPHICS FOR PHASED NETWORK MODIFICATION AND EVALUATION. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract 3-RDD-7 Rept No 3-RDD-7
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242210
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rept
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1982 12:00AM