The author argues that the problem for transportation policy makers is to use contextual information in a useful and reliable way to make good transportation planning decisions. The trend is transportation analysis has been to wring out contextual factors and get good, hard, abstract data. But this other extreme often leaves too much out: We get numbers, but have little idea of what they mean. We make up stories to go with the numbers, to capture their "intuition," but we are often unsure of how connected these tales are to the actual facts at hand. This article lays out a framework which may lead analysts to a middle ground.


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  • Pagination: p. 29-33
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  • Accession Number: 00763712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 1999 12:00AM