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.
- Prepared in cooperation with and sponsored in part by Tri-State Regional Planning Commission, New York.
Smith (Wilbur) and Associates1212 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY United States 10036
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC United States 20590
Tri-State Regional Planning Commission100 Church Street
New York, NY United States 10007
- Publication Date: 1981-4
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Bus lanes; Classification; Coordination; Economic efficiency; Highway traffic control; Land use; Management; Measures of effectiveness; Productivity; Project management; Quantitative analysis; Ramp metering; Traffic engineering; Transportation; Transportation operations; Transportation system management; Travel demand; Urban transportation; Vehicle miles of travel
- Uncontrolled Terms: Efficiency; Quantifying; Systems management; Transportation management
- Geographic Terms: New York (State)
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General); I72: Traffic and Transport Planning;
- 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