TYPES OF DATA THAT SHOULD BE MONITORED

In discussing transportation planning and the data required, there is increasing need to be concerned with limiting the data collected to those items that are immediately applicable. Costly special-purpose surveys are becoming luxuries that few communities can afford. Reliance on secondary sources is often dependent on the degree of change in a community. If the decrease or increase in population is fairly small, then such information is of greater value. If significant land-use changes have occurred, a few special-purpose surveys may be needed, but they should be as limited in scope and cost as possible. Another way to defray the costs of data collection is to build cooperative relationships for joint surveys, whereby many research needs can be combined. The emphasis must be on compliance with citizens' growing demands that government spending be reduced. Planners must be willing to make the effort that is required without lessening the quality of their work. (Author)

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 187, Transportation Planning for Small and Medium-Sized Communities, Proceedings of a Workshop sponsored by UMTA and FHWA, conducted by TRB, Sarasota, Florida, 3-6 December 1978. 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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    • Stockwell, Willard L
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: pp 57-58
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM