SYNTHESIS OF PRACTICE PLANNING FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED COMMUNITIES

The objective is to provide practicioners responsible for delivering transportation service and undertaking transportation planning decisions in small and medium-sized urban areas (less than 200,000 population) with 26 case studies of effective planning approaches. The steering committee identified a selected sample of effective planning approaches used to address major transportation issues and problems. In this synthesis the case studies are in four distinct areas: (1) Assessing growth effects; (2) Data collection and management information systems; (3) Public transportation services; (4) Programming financing and communicating with decision makers. Planning for traffic operations improvements to enhance flow and safety at spot locations or along major corridors, assessment of impacts of new land developments; and financing. In the case of growing communities, a data base is useful for planning. When communities are declining, essential transportation services have to be provided but from a diminishing resource base. Public transit offers opportunities for delivery of cost-effective transportation services, often tailored operations to meet mobility needs of special groups.

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  • Accession Number: 00387937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1984 12:00AM