TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT AS AN ELEMENT OF FEDERAL POLICY

Some of the commonly asked questions about the Transportation System Management (TSM), plan are clarified, and the rationale behind TSM is examined. TSM which is the short range element of the transportation plan (covering both highway and transit improvements) for each urban area, is designed to address needs through more efficient use of existing transportation resources. Development of the plan requires consideration of a wide range of actions of operational, pricing and regulatory nature. Typical examples of TSM are traffic operations improvements, provision of preferential treatment for transit, graduating parking fees and peak hour tolls, reducing transit fares, provision of incentives for ride sharing, provision of better local collection, distribution and circulation services, and the provision of coordination between feeder and line-haul services. Fiscal economy, better balance between transportation system elements, and the achievement of a better balance between intended future benefits and immediate benefits are the objectives of TSM. The question is asked, if TSM represents federal meddling in local affairs. The importance of action categories is stressed, and the question of assistance to localities, a single TSM/Transportation Control Plan (EPA requirement) and phased programming are considered.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Traffic Engineers

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20006
  • Authors:
    • Orski, C K
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 36-39
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1981 12:00AM