THE DECENNIAL CENSUS AND TRANSPORTATION PLANNING: PLANNING FOR LARGE METROPOLITAN AREAS

The purpose of this resource paper is to describe the use and application of decennial census data for transportation planning purposes in large metropolitan areas in the United States. In particular, use of the 1980 Urban Transportation Planning Package (UTPP) and the 1990 Census Transportation Planning Package (CTPP) is discussed. Large metropolitan areas are defined as regions with populations of 1 million or greater. The discussion is presented under the following subheadings: Review of Literature: Use and Application of Census Data in Transportation Planning; Getting the Data Out: Disseminating the 1990 Census; Use of Census Data in Metropolitan Transportation Planning; and Conclusions. The section on "Use of Census Data in Metropolitan Transportation Planning" covers the following: trend analysis; travel demand model estimation, calibration, and validation; demographic and land use allocation model estimation, calibration, and validation; census data and estimation of small-area employment data; census data and household travel surveys; transit market analysis; miscellaneous transportation planning applications; and nontransportation planning applications of the journey-to-work data.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 55-67
  • Monograph Title: DECENNIAL CENSUS DATA FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. PROCEEDINGS OF A CONFERENCE, IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, MARCH 13-16, 1994
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309060559
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Mar 1 1995 12:00AM