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.
Harvard UniversityDepartment of City and Regional Planning, Gund Hall
Cambridge, MA USA 02138
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Kain, J F
- Fauth, G R
- Publication Date: 1979-10
- Pagination: 95 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Bus transit; Central business districts; Cost effectiveness; Expressways; Improvements; Land use models; Management; Mathematical models; Productivity; Public transit; Ramps; Streets; Traffic engineering; Transportation; Transportation operations; Transportation planning; Transportation policy; Transportation system management; Travel time; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Systems management; Transportation management; Transportation models
- Old TRIS Terms: Bus transportation (Intracity); Central city
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- 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