MARKET OPPORTUNITY ANALYSIS FOR SHORT-RANGE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: ECONOMIC, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

Environmental assessments of alternative public transportation proposals are required by federal regulations developed in response to the 1969 National Environmental Protection Act. Therefore, impact analysis will be specially interested in this report. Transit marketers, planners, and engineers, at state and local levels, will also find how impact analysis interrelates with policy, marketing, and engineering--the three primary activities of short-range public transportation planning. The report is oriented mainly to small- and medium-sized urban areas. It recommends that analyses be based on expected market utilization instead of theoretical system capacities. Information is provided for both the Engineering Data Base and the Service Design sections of the model. The findings described in the report will assist the analyst in structuring information to permit an analysis of various public transportation service alternatives in meeting specified objectives, even though objectives may be conflicting. /Author/

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    • Research sponsored by American Association of State Highway and Transportation officials in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. Also available from NTIS as PB80-141468.
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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Wegmann, F J
    • Bonilla, C R
    • Bell, T L
    • Dewhirst, D
    • Sovchen, C A
    • Heathington, K W
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 210
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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  • Accession Number: 00308093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM