TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND CENSUS DATA: AN EVOLVING RELATIONSHIP

The evolution of the urban transportation planning process and the parallel evolution of related census data is traced, and an attempt is made to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current relationship in order to point the way toward a more productive future. A table which summarizes the evolution of the transportation planning process and which shows the shifts in emphasis in data collection activities is presented and discussed. In a second table, some of the major categories of transportation applications of census data are identified and related to the areas covered in this Conference. Criteria that will guide decisions regarding who should provide the major share of the required data set (the census or supplementary local survey?) are noted. The nontransportation uses of data are also listed. The changes in the decennial census transportation data set over the year is summarized in a table which shows a dynamic process in which each succeeding census has seen improvement, new content, and expanding relevance to transportation planning needs.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 29-34
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECENNIAL CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part II
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:42AM