USE OF METROPOLITAN AREA CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

THE 1960 CENSUS OF POPULATION, MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME DATA ON AVAILABILITY OF AUTOMOBILES, ON WORKERS> MODES OF TRAVEL TO WORK, AND ON GENERAL COMMUTING PATTERNS. FROM THE HUNDREDS OF OTHER STATISTICAL ITEMS IN THE 1960 AND EARLIER CENSUSES, SIX CHARACTERISTICS RELATING TO POPULATION, EMPLOYMENT, AND INCOME WERE SELECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MAJOR FACTORS GENERATING TRAFFIC. THIS PAPER ILLUSTRATES THE IMPLICATIONS WHICH CAN BE DRAWN FROM THESE DATA AND HOW THEY CAN BE UTILIZED IN THE FORECASTS UPON WHICH SOUND COMPREHENSIVE URBAN AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING MUST BE BASED. AS A MEANS OF ILLUSTRATING THESE IMPLICATIONS , THE 212 STANDARD METROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS /SMSA>S/, DEFINED BY THE BUREAU OF CENSUS, WERE GROUPED IN NINE POPULATION SIZE GROUPS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 22-43
  • Monograph Title: Economic forecasting
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239026
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 21 1994 12:00AM