A major need of the transportation planner is for a system for efficiently managing, analyzing, and updating the volumes of detailed data used in multimodal transportation planning. Without fast, inexpensive methods of analyzing data, the planner simply cannot respond quickly enough to local community needs for an adequate range of transportation design alternatives. The Interactive Planning System (IPS), developed as an extension to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration Transportation Planning System (UTPS), has been designed to meet these needs by providing a timesharing operating system that eventually will make all of the UTPS software tools available to the planner in a convenient, interactive framework. To accomplish this IPS incorporates 3 major capabilities: (a) ALGOL-like command language for interactive computation, display, editing, data management, and initiation of batch-mode processing; (b) an integrated data base that automatically relates planning data to alternative designs; and (c) a graphics software capability for generating maps, charts, graphs, and perspective drawings. The system will be accessible through a lowcost interactive graphics terminal remotely connected to a time-sharing computer. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 23-34
  • Monograph Title: Planning and programming for transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00139555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024889
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM