INCREASING THE PRODUCTIVITY OF URBAN EXPRESSWAYS: COMBINING TSM (TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT) TECHNIQUES AND TRANSIT IMPROVEMENTS

This is the second phase of a two-part study, which summarizes an analysis of Transportation Systems Management (TSM) and other low capital cost techniques to increase the productivity of urban expressways and streets in dense, built-up areas. Using CORSIM, a variant of the TASSIM land-use transportation model, this analysis examines the benefits and costs of implementing alternative combinations of TSM techniques and transit improvement policies. Of the composite policies tested, expressway ramp metering with an average delay of nine minutes, assuming an improved bus transit system charges $0.7 per mile, is the most feasible cost-effective option.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Harvard University

    Department of City and Regional Planning, Gund Hall
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kain, J F
    • Fauth, G R
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-11-0031-80-1Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM