An attempt is described that is under way in southeastern Wisconsin to convert the conventional urban transportation planning process into a more problem-centered planning process, one that considers and integrates short-range and long-range considerations and comprehensively examines alternative facility and systems management solutions. The key to this improved planning process is the use of a new short-range transportation system plan in place of the conventional short-range transportation systems management plan. The new plan would be aimed at existing and short-range problems. Alternative solutions to be considered would include management and operations actions as well as facility improvements as staged and recommended in the long-range plan. The recommendations of the short-range plan should be appropriate for direct inclusion in the transportation improvement program. The short-range transportation planning process and its relation to long-range transportation planning, the steps that have been taken to apply the process, and some of the general principles used in developing the new short-range plan are discussed. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 5-11
  • Monograph Title: Urban transportation planning, evaluation, and analysis
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00301605
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029538
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1981 12:00AM