THE NEED FOR EVALUATION

The basic steps involved in the urban transportation planning process are reviewed, along with past efforts which to date have proved unsuccessful in establishing a viable public transportation system. From this review, the necessity for a meaningful evaluation of public transportation at all levels of government is apparent. For this purpose a conference was organized. Its objectives, as stated in this introduction to the proceedings, were as follows: (1) to provide all attendees with a better understanding of the perspectives and needs of the users, transit authority boards, planners, operators, and grantors; (2) to identify current approaches being used by each of these groups to evaluate performance; (3) to identify steps that need to be taken to provide information necessary to plan, design, operate, finance, and effectively evaluate public transportation; and (4) to identify research projects, complete with work statements, that are needed to increase the effectiveness of each of the groups as they interact to fulfill their respective roles.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 3-5
  • Monograph Title: RESEARCH NEEDS FOR EVALUATING URBAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1981 12:00AM