APPLICATIONS AND USES OF THE CENSUS URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PACKAGE

The 1970-census Urban Transportation Planning Package (UTPP) represents a minimum common data set intended to be useful to urban transportation planning studies for continuing planning purposes. The package provides a useful supplemental base data source to aid studies in routine review of changing socioeconomic and travel conditions. It also provides a source of data that can be incorporated into the maintenance and updating of an urban transportation plan and program. This paper discusses the following two main issues: (a) how and where the UTPP can be applied in the continuing urban transportation planning process and (b) how the data can be used for transportation model development. Suggestions are presented for incorporating data from the 1970 census into the continuing urban transportation planning process, and it is concluded that in the continuing plan and program review process, census data can be applied as a basis for current socioeconomic data for generating current trips with existing models, in the development of new trip generation models, in the refinement of old trip generation models, as a benchmark against which new updated long-range and short-range land use and socioeconomic data may be compared, and as a beginning base or a benchmark to check an ongoing surveillance program.

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    • Fleet, Christopher R
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  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 30-40
  • Monograph Title: CENSUS DATA AND URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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  • Accession Number: 00260852
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1981 12:00AM