Transportation systems often are evaluated to see whether they satisfy a variety of community goals. Of primary concern in this study in the development of a procedure for using the goal-programming technique, a modification and extension of linear programming, to evaluate urban transit systems for meeting the transportation-related goals of a community. These goals are intended to be general enough to permit adaptation of the goal-programming technique for the solution of a wide variety of urban problems. First, constraints are formulated from the inputs from a community; then the output variables are chosen to correlate with basic characteristics of urban transit systems to select a system or group of systems to fulfill the community transportation requirements. A computer program is employed to ease application of the goal programming and allow flexibility for a complex set of equations. A set of sample community goals are assumed to illustrate how the technique is practical in actual applications. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 35-47
  • Monograph Title: Planning and programming for transportation
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  • Accession Number: 00139556
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024889
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM