CHARACTERISTICS OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS: A HANDBOOK FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS

The report consists of a handbook to be used by transportation planners and urban specialists for estimating system parameters for conventional transportation technology. Three modes are evaluated: rail transit, local bus and bus rapid transit, and highway systems. Each mode contains an assessment of the following seven selected supply parameters: speed, capacity, operating cost, energy consumption, pollutant emissions, capital costs, and accident frequency. These parameters are organized as proxy variables in describing the characteristics of each transport mode.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC. Prepared in cooperation with Urban Inst., Washington, DC. Supersedes PB-245 809. See also PB-293220.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    165 West Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60601

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sanders, D B
    • Reynen, T A
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 194 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00304716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0049-79-3Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UT-20019
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1980 12:00AM