CHARACTERISTICS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS--A HANDBOOK FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS

This report consists of a handbook to be used by transportation planners and urban specialists for estimating system parameters for conventional transportation technology. Three modes are evaluated: rail transit, local bus and bus rapid transit, and highway systems. Each mode contains an assessment of the following seven selected supply parameters: (1) speed-average, maximum; (2) capacity (service volume)-vehicle, person; (3) operating cost (vehicle); (4) energy consumption (vehicle or source); (5) pollutant emission (vehicle or source); (6) capital cost-land, construction, vehicle acquisition; and (7) accident frequency. These parameters are organized as proxy variables in describing the characteristics of each transport mode. Each mode has an analogous Appendix section whereby these parameters are evaluated in further detail and for particular geographic areas. Two additional Appendix sections contain all references used in the tables/figures and a general bibliography for further information. /UMTA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    Denver, CO  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, D B
    • Reyen, T A
    • Bhatt, K
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 111 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0049-74-1
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1981 12:00AM