The paper describes the approach used by NTPSC staff to formulate policy recommendations. This approach is compared with methods used in previous transportation policy studies and other approaches suggested by NTPSC staff. The selective and sometimes biased modal orientation of preceding studies is set in contrast with the NTPSC's approach based on the urban, rural, intercity, and international markets for passenger and freight. Further, the contrast between the frequently historical orientation of other studies and the emphasis on the future by NTPSC is noted. Additional concerns other than strict economic efficiency--concerns such as energy, safety, and the environment--are formulated in a values package that is new to the discussion of transportation. The role of the three basic policy categories applied by the staff--Status Quo, Net Benefits, and Values--is presented, and the NTPSC's process of impact analysis is also described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Transportation Policy Study Commission

    2000 M Street, NW, Suite 3000
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

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  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NTPSC/WP-79-25
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM