A STRATEGY FOR THE EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE URBAN TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSEQUENCES

This report undertakes two interrelated efforts: (1) the examination of the validity of existing evaluation techniques potentially suitable for dealing with the problems involving multidimensional consequences of urban transportation systems; and (2) the development of an evaluation model in the context of additive utilities for unifying value judgements in search of the best alternative transportation plan. Four basic evaluation models are identified for comparative analysis. The focus of the analysis is on the theoretical soundness of the models and on the sensitivities of the models with respect to the number of alternatives encountered, to the distribution of outcome states, and to the addition or the reduction of the number of alternatives from the original set.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Transportation Research Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lin, F B
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Pagination: 174 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CMUTRI-TP-74-21, UMTA-PA-11-0007-74-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM