THE RURAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SYSTEM

An effective highway transportation planning process is the basis for, and is a necessary continuous part of, efficient highway transportation management. A series of manuals and accompanying computer programs were developed to provide guidelines for establishing a system and the basic data collection programs and analysis that are a necessary beginning for accomplishing such a planning process. This software package has been developed to analyze the data that will be collected by following the instructions described in the Road Inventory, Traffic Surveys, and Adequacy Rating Manuals. The computer programs are described and documented in the "Computer Program Users Manual," Vols. 1, 2 and 3. This battery of software includes 21, 7 and 12 programs for analyzing the road inventory, traffic survey, and adequacy rating data, respectively. Included with the computer programs are test data for each program and sample outputs which should be of great assistance while installing the programs. Programs included in the package provide means for storing, editing, and reporting such basic data. Special provisions have been made for easy conversion of titles to most foreign languages. Highway log reports include route lengths, mileage summaries by pavement type, summaries of highway structures, and route logs. Adequacy reports include road adequacy ratings, and an improvement priority analysis. Traffic survey reports include peak hourly volumes, average daily traffic, vehicle classification summaries, truck axle loading, and commodity flow analyses....Software Description: The Program is written in the COBOL-ANSI 74 programming language for implementation on a IBM computer using the OS/MVT 21.8F operating System. 126K bytes of core storage are required to operate the system. (NTIS)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Magnetic tapes and manuals. English version (PB-196330) $720 in North America or $1160 outside North America. Also available in a Spanish version (PB80-196397). The package was compiled from 1974 through 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Technical Information Service

    5301 Shawnee Road
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22312
  • Publication Date: 1980

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325338
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM