Transportation System Management (TSM) attempts to balance improvements between highway & transit facilities to foster increased efficiencies in operations. Federal guidelines state that TSM, in addition to making efficient use of existing transportation resources for short-range needs of urbanized areas, should also identify traffic engineering, public transportation regulations, pricing, management, operational and other improvements to the existing urban transportation system. The author notes that if the TSM program is to have a lasting effect, it must be coordinated among all the transportation elements and be maintained by an agency with input from transit operators and traffic engineers. Working with the lead agency, the transit authority and traffic engineering agency will be responsible for evaluation of regional traffic as well as transit improvements. The author concludes with an analysis of the following task evaluations: An examination of existing route characteristics; the identification of areas of significant traffic inpedence; an analysis of alternative transit improvements; and, the development of a staged implementation plan for recommended improvements.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • McCrosson, D F
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 47-48
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157171
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1981 12:00AM