MACROANALYSIS OF THE IMPLICATIONS OF MAJOR MODAL SHIFTS IN INTEGRATED REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS

The report describes a macroanalytic approach to the problem of analyzing changing travel patterns in an integrated regionwide transportation network. Separate models of residential areas, transportation corridors, and central business districts are combined in a modular representation of urban structure suitable for use in policy analysis and transportation planning. This analytic approach treats demand parametrically, has minimal data requirements, and provides rapid insights into the impacts of alternative patterns of transit and automobile usage. Such impacts as travel time, user costs, congestion, and energy consumption are examined explicity. Application examples discuss the potential economies of scale available from major shifts in current transit usage patterns, tradeoffs between flexible-route and fixed-route systems, and the potential benefits available from policies to reduce the effects of demand peaking.

  • Corporate Authors:

    SYSTAN, Incorporated

    343 Second Street, P.O. Box U
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    Department of Transportation

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  • Authors:
    • Billheimer, J W
    • Bullemer, R
    • Holoszyc, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: System-D147 Summ. Rpt., DOT/TST-76-64
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50265
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM