WORKSHOP ON LONG-RANGE URBAN SYSTEMS PLANNING. LONG-RANGE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: ARE WE CREATING NEW LIFE OR RESUSCITATING A DINOSAUR?

A large fraction of long-range transportation planning is in response to existing federal regulations and with much federal support. With a relaxation of federal requirements and growing constraints on state and local government, local decision makers will increasingly look to the cost-effectiveness of long-range planning. Some long-range planning agencies may be phased out. The existence of long-range planning institutions and activities has made possible much of the short-term decision-responsive planning that is done. Assembly and maintenance of data bases and periodic calibration of travel behavior models takes place primarily within the long-range planning agencies. Long-range planning professionals and institutions can fulfill at least 5 feasible roles: Preparation, monitoring, exploration of options, long-range budgeting, and ombudsmanship. These roles are parts of several added technical challenges for the coming years: Defining travel needs, characterizing travel benefits, evaluating distributional consequences, predicting development implications, producing inverted models for inverted planning, and reducing uncertainty in forecasting. Long range planners can help decision makers if their planning is done properly. Issues are technical, political, ethical, and interpersonal.

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    • Schofer, Joseph L
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 18-24
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL ANALYSIS METHODS FOR THE 1980S
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  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM