THE BOSTON TRANSPORTATION PLANNING REVIEW: A RESPONSE TO THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING CRISIS

The development and essential elements of the Boston Transportation Planning Review (BTPR) are described with special reference to the scale of planning, evaluation, and modal balance. The BTPR focuses its major effort on definitions and evaluations of alternatives at sub-regional scale. It was found that 200'-1" scale design is necessary to test a facility for corridor or sub-regional scale impacts. The BTPR also focuses concern on the description and evaluation of a wide range of potential transportation improvement programs. Another important aspect of BTPR is the pooling of planning funds to support the study without restrictions as to how the funds are spent. The BTPR demonstrates a reversal of the traditional closed shop planning and is an experiment in attempting to channel conflicts into a process where people feel they are being heard and listened to.

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  • Pagination: p. 63-69

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  • Accession Number: 00084409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1975 12:00AM