METHODOLOGY FOR IDENTIFYING URBAN TRANSPORTATION TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVES
This report reflects the view that the existing urban transportation planning process tends to ignore new transportation technologies (PRT, AGT, accelerated moving walkways, shared taxi). The information system described in this report aims to remedy this deficiency by specifying all the alternative technologies, new or old, that can satisfy a need. This system fits into the planning process after distribution. The intent herein is that this system be useful to transport planners and agencies. This report describes an information system which accepts as input a set of characteristics describing a particular transportation need and yields as output a list of transportation technologies capable of satisfying that need. A broad range of transportation need situations can be fed into this system. The system, however, is concerned with people movement rather than goods movement. The user of the system specifies the nature and extent of demand, as well as certain service requirements. A transportation technology is identified as suited to a particular need situation when the technology meets the demand and the service requirements, and does so at reasonable costs. The technologies identified by the system as suitable to a need are examined to select the one best alternative. This final selection process is not part of the system. The system consists of two tables. Their use is described and examples are presented in this report. The procedure used to develop the tables is discussed. This report recommends that a more comprehensive version of this system be developed. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, DOT.
Chicago, IL USA 60607
Urban Mass Transportation Administration400 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Walbridge, E W
- Publication Date: 1977-3
- Pagination: 29 p.
- TRT Terms: Automated guideway transit; Costs; Demand; Information systems; Intelligent transportation systems; Needs assessment; Passengers; People movers; Quality of service; Technology; Transportation; Transportation planning; Travel demand; Urban transportation
- Uncontrolled Terms: Justification
- Old TRIS Terms: Advanced systems; Automated guideway systems; Substitution; Transportation technology
- Subject Areas: Operations and Traffic Management; Planning and Forecasting; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00165769
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-11-0008-77-2Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: IL-11-0008
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 29 1981 12:00AM