The FACTBOOK is organized into Parts I and II to aid handling convenience. Part I contains Section I, a summary highlighting the most important transportation related phenomena occurring in major metropolitan areas today and Section II, a comparison primarily among the 33 largest SMSAs of selected city transportation and growth characteristics. Part II contains one section contsisting of additional detailed transportation and growth statistics for the 33 largest SMSAs. The Summary gives a national overview of transportation and growth trends, focusing primarily on the 33 largest Staindard Metropolitan Statistical areas - all those whose 1970 populations exceeded one million. Comparative figures are provided for each of the 33, along with regional and national summaries. Section II was planned to permit detailed comparisons among cities. The material in this section is organized into four basic categories: 1) characteristics of the city, including population and demographic variables, residence and workplace location, and land-use patterns; 2) demand for urban transportation, concentrating on worktrip statistics for all SMSA residents and for residents of selected low-income areas; 3) supply of urban transportation costs, including on auto availability, highway and transit facilities; and 4) transport costs, including statistics on highway and transit investments and expenditures. A glossary of terms follows the City Comparisons section. The glossary precisely defines the variables which appear in the tables. For statistics derived from the Census, the definitions come from the Census Users Guide; for computed data the basis of calculation is explained. The glossary serves as a bridge between Part I and Part II, which may be viewed as a "technical appendix".

  • Corporate Authors:

    Barton-Aschman Associates, Incorporated

    Evanston, IL  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1981 12:00AM