A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION STUDIES

STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION STUDIES UNDERTAKEN BY IOWA, WISCONSIN, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, AND CALIFORNIA (STUDY DESIGN) ARE REVIEWED. THE STUDIES ARE COMPARED AND RATED AS TO THE AMOUNT OF EFFORT EXPENDED IN STUDY DESIGN, DATA COLLECTION DESIGN, MODEL DEVELOPMENT, FORECASTING AND TESTING OF ALTERNATIVES, AND IMPLEMENTATION. IOWA SPENT 6 MONTHS AND $9000 OF OUTSIDE COMPUTER SERVICES TO DEVELOP A FUTURE TRIP TABLE AND ASSIGN IT TO THE PRESENT AND COMMITTED HIGHWAY SYSTEM. WISCONSIN SPENT 2 YEARS AND MORE THAN $100,000 IN WAGES AND COMPUTER SERVICES TO DEVELOP AND TEST ALTERNATIVES AND TO DEVELOP A FINAL STATE HIGHWAY PLAN. RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT SPENT MORE THAN 5 YEARS AND $1 MILLION EACH TO DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION STUDIES THAT ARE STRONG IN DATA COLLECTION, SOCIOECONOMIC FORECASTING METHODS, AND SOPHISTICATION OF THE LAND USE AND TRAVEL MODELS. THESE STUDIES WERE GROUPED INTO CLASSES THAT REPRESENT A COST LEVEL IN WHICH THE EFFORT IS BALANCED AMONG DATA COLLECTION, MODELLING, AND PLAN DEVELOPMENT. THE CLASSES CAN BE USED AS A GUIDE BY STATES CONSIDERING A NEW STUDY. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-54
  • Monograph Title: Intermodal transportation planning at the state, multistate and national scale
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  • Accession Number: 00242256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 23 1973 12:00AM