TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT: STATE OF THE ART

This report summarizes current information concerning the spectrum of actions that are relevant to Transportation System Management (TSM). Under Department of Transportation regulations, urban areas with population greater than 50,000 are required to develop TSM plans that document their strategy for improving air quality, conserving energy, and increasing transportation efficiency and mobility through coordinated operation and management of existing urban transportation facilities and services. TSM therefore includes actions to influence transportation demand as well as actions to manage the supply of service or its performance characteristics. The report presents state of the art information on 31 specific TSM actions within the following seven major categories: improving vehicular flow, preferential treatment of high-occupancy vehicles, reducing peak-period travel, parking management, promoting non-auto or high-occupancy auto use, transit and paratransit service improvements, and transit management efficiency measures. Each summary includes examples of successful experience, advantages and disadvantages, guideline conditions concerning implementation, the range of costs involved, and interrelationships with the other actions. /Author/SRIS/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Policy and Program Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Interplan Corporation

    100 North Hope Avenue
    Santa Barbara, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Keyani, B I
    • Putnam, E S
    • Oshatz, H J
    • Ewing, A J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 107 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153857
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-020 497
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-UMTA RI-06-0008
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1991 12:00AM