STRATEGIES FOR THE EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION PLANS-A REIVEW

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM EVALUATION CAN NOT SOLVE PROBLEMS WITHOUT A SERIES OF COMPREHENSIVE, ON GOING RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION ACTIVITIES. RESEARCH IS REPORTED WHICH ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THAT CONCEPTS OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS CAN LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS IN TRANSPORTATIONS PLAN EVALUATION. IT IS SHOWN HOW THESE POSITIVE CHANGES CAN BE BROUGHT ABOUT THROUGH COORDINATED EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY ALL OF THE MAJOR CONSEQUENCES OF SYSTEM MODIFICATIONS, AND THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF STRATEGIES FOR PRESENTING THIS INFORMATION TO THOSE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THE DECISIONS. A CASE STUDY IS PRESENTED OF AN URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROGRAM CARRIED ON UNDER THE AEGIS OF AN OFFICIAL COMPREHENSIVE AREA WIDE AGENCY. THE BACK- GOUND INFORMATION PRESENTED FOR THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INCLUDES A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF: (1) THE ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE PLANNING ORGANIZATION MUST OPERATE, (2) THE BASIC CONCEPTS UNDERLYING PLANNING AGENCY APPROACH TO ITS WORK, (3) THE INTERNAL ORGANIZATION OF THE PLANNING AGENCY ITSELF, AND (4) THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE PLANNING AGENCY THROUGH OTHER GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES WITHIN ITS AREA OF OPERATIONS. THE REGIONAL PLANNING CONCEPT EMPLOYED IN SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN AND THE CONDUCT OF A MAJOR METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION STUDY WAS IN THE FRAMEWORK OF SUCH PLANNING. THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES CAN BE FULLY MET IF THE COMMISSION CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCE THE LOCATION, IN TIME AND SPACE, OF THREE MAJOR ELEMENTS OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE MAJOR TRANSPORTATION ROUTES, THE LOCATION OF THE MAJOR PARK AND OPEN-SPACE RESERVATION, INCLUDING THE MAJOR DRAINAGEWAYS, AND THE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS OF THE PUBLIC SANITATION SEWERAGE FACILITIES. SECTION 204 OF THE DEMONSTRATION CITIES AND METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT ACT OF 1966 CAN MATERIALLY ASSIST IN NOT ONLY ACHIEVING IMPLEMENTATION OF THE REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANS, BUT IN THE COORDINATION OF SUCH PLANS AND EFFORTS TO PARK AND OPEN-SPACE LANDS, SEWERAGE AND WATER SUPPLY FACILITIES, COMMUNITY FACILITIES SUCH AS HOSPITALS AND LIBRARIES, AND WITH OTHER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES SUCH AS AIRPORTS AND MASS TRANSIT LINES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 295-320, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • THOMAS, E N
    • Schofer, J L
  • Publication Date: 1961

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  • Accession Number: 00241186
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  • Created Date: Jul 7 1994 12:00AM