NATIONAL STUDIES OF URBAN ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION: A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK

A RESEARCH FRAMEWORK IS PRESENTED FOR THE ESTIMATION OF THE NATIONAL MARKETS AND THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF NEW SYSTEMS OF URBAN ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION, SUCH AS AUTOMATED GUIDEWAY AND RAIL AND BUS RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEMS. A STATISTICAL STEP-WISE PROCEDURE BASED ON THE EXTRAPOLATION OF RESULTS FROM A LIMITED NUMBER OF ANALYTICAL CASE STUDIES TO THE SET OF ALL CANDIDATE METROPOLITAN AREAS, IS SPECIFIED. RESULTS ARE PROVIDED FOR THE APPLICATION OF ALL STEPS IN THE PROCEDURE BEFORE THE CONDUCTING OF ACTUAL CASE STUDIES: 80 CANDIDATE METROPOLITAN AREAS ARE CLASSIFIED INTO 9 RELATIVELY HOMOGENEOUS GROUPS WITH RESPECT TO THEIR ARTERIAL TRANSPORTATION NEEDS; THE MOST REPRESENTATIVE AREAS WITHIN EACH GROUP ARE IDENTIFIED AS PREFERRED CASE STUDY LOCALES; AND GUIDELINES ARE DEVELOPED FOR THE EXTRAPOLATION OF SYSTEM COSTS, BENEFITS, AND MARKET ESTIMATES FROM THE CASE STUDIES TO THE REMAINING AREAS WITHIN THE GROUPS THROUGH SENSITIVITY ANALYSES. IN ADDITION, INTERMEDIATE MULTIVARIATE STATISTICAL RESULTS ARE INTERPRETED AS INPUTS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF HYPOTHESES DESCRIBING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN TRANSPORTATION AND URBAN STRUCTURE. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 38-62
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  • Accession Number: 00242526
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM