A SIMPLIFIED TECHNIQUE FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Simplified techniques for transportation planning developed for several small urbanized areas in Texas are used to point out the need to design procedures that satisfy the requirements of the particular area. This approach has resulted in varying levels of effort for small urban area studies. These range from a comprehensive analysis of existing travel patterns and a manual forecast of travel to an analysis of existing travel patterns and the use of traditional models for forecasting traffic. In the studies described in this paper, primary emphasis is on solving current traffic problems and providing local planners and engineers with the information they want. The procedures are not necessarily cheaper or simpler than traditional ones but were designed to produce a specific product. The importance of developing procedures and techniques that provide useful and meaningful information to decision makers is emphasized. (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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    • Waggoner, John H
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  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 80-81
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES. PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP
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  • Accession Number: 00311233
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1981 12:00AM