A research framework is presented for the estimation of the national markets and social, economic and environmental impacts of new systems of urban arterial transportation, such as automated guideway and rail and bus rapid transit systems. A statistical step-wise procedure, based upon the extrapolation of results from a limited number of analytical case studies to the set of all candidate metropolitan areas, is specified. Results are provided for the application of all steps in the procedure preceding the conducting of actual case studies: 80 candidate metropolitan areas are classified into nine relatively homogeneous groups with respect to their arterial transportation needs; the most representative areas within each group are identified as preferred case study locales; and guidelines are developed for the extrapolation of system costs, benefits and market estimates from the case studies to the remaining areas within the groups through sensitivity analyses. In addition, intermediate multivariate statistical results are interpreted as inputs to the development of hypotheses describing relationships between transportation and urban structure. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Golob, T F
    • Canty, E T
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147863
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: GMR-1274 Res. Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1981 12:00AM