The proceedings are reported of a conference that was convened to provide for the exchange of experiences among practitioners of transportation planning for cities of fewer than 200,000 people, to provide guidance for transportation policies and programs, to foster the development of future activities in this area, and to provide a document that will reflect the proceedings of the conference and serve as a basic resource for practitioners, administrators, and policymakers. Forty four papers were presented in five areas: transit operations planning; traffic planning and operations, surveillance and socioeconomic forecasting, and systems planning and plan implementation. The keynote address was on the federal perspective of planning for transportation in small and medium-sized communities which set the theme for the conference. Papers concerning the products of the transportation planning process from the state perspective and the appropriate level of planning effort in smaller cities provided the impetus for the workshops. The latter began by considering issues and levels of effort pertinent to the functional workshop area. Resource papers aided workshop delibrations. The second half of the conference was allocated to workshop activities on techniques. Plenary sessions followed each workshop session.

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    • Proceedings of a workshop sponsored by UMTA and FHWA and conducted by TRB, 3-6 December 1978, Sarasota, Florida. For individual papers see HRIS 311202-311244. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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  • Accession Number: 00311201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM