WORKSHOP ON LONG-RANGE AND STRATEGIC FORECASTING TECHNIQUES. STATE OF THE PRACTICE: TRAVEL ANALYSIS METHODS IN LONG-RANGE AND STRATEGIC PLANNING

Because most regions can no longer finance major highway and transit capital improvements, much less emphasis is now being given to long-range planning. In this paper, two case studies--Milwaukee and Dallas/Fort Worth--are used to examine travel analysis and long range and strategic planning methods currently in use. Work of the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NTCOG) is representative of most medium-sized and larger urban regions. The Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) has been one of the stronger metropolitan planning organizations in terms of local political support and technical capability. The two organizations are contrasted in three ways: (1) Evolving methods for strategic planning; (2) Reasons for the state-of-the-practice being generally weak; (3) Possibility of closing the apparent gap between state-of-the-art and state-of-the-practice. Practitioners can make better use of travel-analysis technical capability if actions are taken at state, federal and/or regional and local levels. These include the following: (1) Reduce analyst and decision-maker communication barriers; (2) Address inadequate funding problems; (3) Understand that short-range planning issues have long-range planning implications; (4) Stress quick-response, simpler travel analysis methods.

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    • Stuart, Darwin G
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 145-155
  • Monograph Title: TRAVEL ANALYSIS METHODS FOR THE 1980S
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  • Accession Number: 00390215
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  • Created Date: Oct 30 1984 12:00AM