The Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (METRO) needed to update its current long-range plan. Based on experience with the current plan, a new approach was adopted to enhance the agency's ability to respond to alternative futures. Alternative future scenarios for 1987 through 2000 were developed with the help of an expert panel representing diverse but appropriate disciplines. The panel focused on three reasonable scenarios and two others that represented the upper and lower bounds for contingency planning. Implementation of public transportation planning is discussed and key regional factors that require monitoring are identified.

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    • This paper appears in Transportation Research Record No. 1202, Transit Issues and Recent Advances in Planning and Operations Techniques. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Rutherford, G S
    • Lattemann, J
    • Rutherford, G Scott
    • Lattemann, Jack
  • Publication Date: 1988

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 32-43
  • Monograph Title: Transit issues and recent advances in planning and operations techniques
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  • Accession Number: 00489713
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030904801X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1989 12:00AM