METHODS AND THEORETICAL BASES FOR THE TRAFFIC PLANNING OF RAPID TRANSIT LINES

This investigation which is confined to the sphere of general planning and is mainly concerned with traffic and traffic economic matters, indicates and compares the planning data and the methods applied to transit planning. The degree to which the different branches of the technical and economic sciences are able to supply decision aids in examined, and recommendations are derived for the further development of rapid transit planning methodology. This report, which is based on a European questionnaire survey and information supplied by Germany and the U.S., presents data on traffic structure, planning periods and planning authorities, and discusses transport policy objectives which are components of rapid transit planning. The methods of planning are based on traffic analyses, traffic forecasts, and network planning. Economic and socio-economic investigations are reviewed, and empiric traffic criteria related to rapid transit planning are outlined. Financing and the volume of investment for rapid transit construction are considered.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 41st International Congress of the International Union of Public Transport, Nice, France, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Public Transport (UITP)

    Rue Sainte Marie 6
    Brussels,   Belgium  BE-1080
  • Authors:
    • Robbins, R M
    • Pampel, F
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099746
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3b Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM