The last decade has seen a substantial change in emphasis in urban transport planning. The era of substantial capital expenditure on expansion of the transport system has to a large extent been replaced by the dual tasks of maintenance and management of an existing transport system. Whilst these tasks may be seen by some to be not as exciting as the previous growth phase, the object of this thesis is to demonstrate that they are nevertheless equally, or perhaps more demanding of initiative and intellectual effort. In seeking to demonstrate this, the thesis examines three inter-related areas of transport planning; transport supply, transport demand and transport evaluation. In each of these areas, existing techniques are reviewed in the light of their ability to meet the needs of new found transport system objectives. Where appropriate, new methods and techniques are proposed in an attempt to ensure that transport system management is conducted on a sound theoretical and empirical basis. Underlying many of the techniques expounded in the thesis is the proposition that individual components of the transport planning and evaluation process must be firmly anchored in a sound conceptual understanding of the overall process. It is concluded that concentration on a formal exposition of decision processes enables many insights to be gained into the project evaluation and selection process, and provides a substantial conceptual basis for the analysis of marginal improvements to transport systems. The thesis was submitted for the degree of doctor of philosophy, Monash University. (Author/TRRL)

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    Monash University

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    Clayton, Victoria  Australia  3800
  • Authors:
    • Richardson, A J
  • Publication Date: 1981-3

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  • Pagination: 499 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00452543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1986 12:00AM