MICHIGAN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION MODELING SYSTEM. REPORT NUMBER 16. CRISIS OR OPPORTUNITY: APPLICATION OF AN OPERATIONAL STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION MODELING SYSTEM. STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCEDURES

During the 70's, highway departments have experienced a rapid and dramatic change in regards to the responsibilities they are required to carry out. Whereas once a highway department was concerned with highway related problems and their travel impacts, they must now consider varying modes of transportation and social, economic, environmental, etc., impacts. Many states are creating departments of transportation in order to meet and coordinate these increasing demands, but this is proving to be a costly and difficult task. This report briefly describes Michigan's efforts in this area through the development of an operational Statewide Transportation Modeling System. Time has not been taken in this report to deal with the step-by-step processes needed to develop such a system but, instead, stresses actual applications of this system. Actual applications are listed showing the varying methods of utilization. The report also deals with the future use of the system as a potential statewide data base for interdepartmental usage.

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  • Accession Number: 00307604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 16 Monog Ser
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1980 12:00AM