TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS

Initial discussions in this workshop focused on differing uses of the 1980 census data by the several metropolitan areas represented in the workshop. Travel model development and revision was the most conventional purpose for which the data were used. Of more interest were the following uses: analysis of central business district revitalization plans in Albuquerque; expansion of GBF/DIME file coverage and transit station area studies in Boston; subarea major employer studies in Chicago and Denver; ridesharing marketing program preparation in St. Louis, and data base preparation for an equal employment opportunity program in Washington. The broader importance of this data to MPOs (Metropolitan Planning Organization) was also discussed. Creative summaries can reinforce the image of the MPO as a resource for useful information. The publication of development area briefs using this data by Rice Center in Houston is mentioned. Deficiencies, problems, and additional needs were also noted. Detailed recommendations for changes are listed by subject areas: questionnaire content; procedures and sample size; geographic coding; data products; comparability; and institutional and administrative concerns. Each recommendation is categorized according to the following priorities: imperative, important, or additional consideration.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 144-148
  • Monograph Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECENNIAL CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
  • Serial:
  • Publication flags:

    Open Access (libre)

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Part V
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:42AM