INTEGRATING SYSTEM AND PROJECT PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE STATEWIDE PROGRAMMING OF INVESTMENTS

The need to address community and environmental issues in transportation planning has been widely recognized during the past few years. The initial response to these issues has been to include a broader segment of the public and to examine a wider range of impacts in the project planning process. However, a project-oriented approach has proved inadequate for a number of reasons. During system planning, decisions are made that determine many project-related social and environmental impacts, and there are some impacts that by their nature should be treated on a system bases (e.g., air quality, housing dislocations, land use). Uncertainty in funding levels, community preferences, and impacts, particularly during longer-range system studies, further complicate the ability of a planning process to address community and environmental concerns in a continuous manner throughout system and project studies. To address these issues requires planners to develop and approach to planning that provides for continuous coordination between system and project planning. A key to implementing such an approach is recognizing that during system studies attention can be focused on a range of project and system choices that are available, rather than limiting project studies to one set of potential projects. A key level in implementing this approach is to requre a system format that includes capital and non-capital options (policy and operating changes), and describes implementation strategies rather than end-state plans. Supporting such a format should be a documentation of ongoing system as well as project environmental studies.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 83-93
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL DEMAND, MODE CHOICE, AND SYSTEM ANALYSIS
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309022894
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1981 12:00AM