SELECTION OF CASE STUDY CITIES AND EXPANSION TO NATIONAL URBAN TOTALS

A decompositior technique based on the response of a small sample is presented to forecast the responses of all cities in the nation to transportation-related policies. The responses of interest are changes in travel, energy use, and environmental quality. This technique was used in the Technology Assessment of Productive Conservation in Urban Transportation (TAPCUT) study to select a sample of three cities for analysis and then to expand their results to all urban areas. By hypothesizing the existence of a linear-response function estimated from the sample, it is possible to express each citys's response as a linear combination of the sample responses. By using selection criteria suggested by the method, Phoenix, Chicago, and Flint were used as sample cities, and the national per capita urban response was estimated to be 0.6 times that of Phoenix plus 0.3 times that of Chicago plus 0.1 times that of Flint.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 49-54
  • Monograph Title: Technology assessment of productive conservation in urban transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00390648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 309036720
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM