URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING - SOURCES OF INFORMATION ON URBAN TRANSPORTATION, REPORT NO 4

A REVIEW IS MADE OF THE PROCEDURES FOLLOWED IN THE COMPREHENSIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS INCLUDING A HISTORY OF ITS DEVELOPMENT, TRIP GENERATION, TRIP DISTRIBUTION METHODS, TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT TECHNIQUES, MODAL SPLIT DETERMINATION, ECONOMIC FORECASTING, AND PLAN IMPLEMENTATION PROBLEMS. THE APPENDIX INCLUDES DATA AND LITERATURE SOURCES. ALSO INCLUDED ARE TECHNICAL REPORTS ON SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND STATE OF KNOWLEDGE REVIEWS IN URBAN TRANSPORTATION DESIGNED TO GIVE A GENERAL BACKGROUND OF TRANSPORTATION TO READERS WORKING IN ALLIED FIELDS. THE SUBJECT OF TRIP GENERATION IS DISCUSSED WITHIN THE AREAS OF DATA SOURCES, TRIP PRODUCTION, TRIP ATTRACTIONS, AND TRIP GENERATION TECHNIQUES. GROWTH FACTOR PROCEDURES (UNIFORM FACTOR METHOD, AVERAGE FACTOR METHOD, FRATAR METHOD, AND LIMITATION OF GROWTH FACTOR METHODS) AND SYNTHETIC MODELS (GRAVITY MODELS, CALIBRATION OF GRAVITY MODELS, LIMITATION OF GRAVITY MODELS, INTERVENING OPPORTUNITIES MODELS, INPUTS, AND APPLICATIONS) OF TRIP DISTRIBUTION METHODS ARE DEALT WITH IN DEPTH, AS ARE THE INPUTS, NETWORK LOADING, IMPEDANCE AND TRAVEL TIME, DESIGN, AND DIRECT TRAFFIC ESTIMATION METHOD OF TRAFFIC ASSIGNMENT. IN ADDITION, THE VARIABLES OF THE TRIP MAKER, THE TRIP, AND THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ARE ANALYZED IN THE AREA OF MODAL SPLIT. ECONOMIC STUDIES AND FORECASTS INCLUDE TREND LINE PROJECTION, STEP-DOWN PROCEDURE, SECTOR ANALYSIS, ECONOMIC BASE MULTIPLIER METHOD, INPUT-OUTPUT ANALYSIS, AND ECONOMIC GOALS. PLAN IMPLEMENTATION OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IS DISCUSSED FROM THE ASPECTS OF IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS (SUCH AS ZONING, THE OFFICIAL MAP, THE CAPITAL PROGRAM, AND THE REVIEW PROCEDURE) AND THE IMPLEMENTATION ITSELF. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO TRD-6
  • Corporate Authors:

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    ,   United States 

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    1801 Alexander Bell Drive
    Reston, VA  United States  20191-4400
  • Publication Date: 1968-6

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  • Accession Number: 00241931
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2003 12:00AM