MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

The study develops the basic concepts of TSM by providing simple classification schemes, geographic conditions of applicability, relative measures of effectiveness, and techniques for quantification. In this report two key elements are emphasized, namely (1) coordination of transportation activities; and (2) maximization of efficiency and productivity. Some of the findings reported in this report are (1) traffic engineering improvements increase capacity up 100 percent with 10 or 20 percent gains; (2) demand management measures achieve reductions in vehicle miles of travel (VMT) up to 5 percent at specific locations; and (3) bus lanes save bus passengers 1 to 5 minutes per mile, and priority entry treatments will save 1 to 3 minutes per ramp depending on the amount of congestion.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with and sponsored in part by Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, New York.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    1212 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10036

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Tri-State Regional Planning Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1981-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343740
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-09-00890-811Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM