This paper, which is based on procedures used in the San Diego-Los Angeles Corridor Study, examines several methodological improvements that enable a wider range of multimodal alternatives to be included in the transportation planning process. Staging of planning and evaluation processes is identified as a basic organizing strategy. The design of significantly different alternatives, in terms of primary service characteristics is described and alternative multimodal service combinations are emphasized. The paper discusses travel-demand analyses conducted at relatively low cost at a sketch-planning level of detail with multiple computer model runs and efficient model application. A goal-achievement-oriented evaluation framework is specified that permits the quantitative evaluation of a wide range of local and regional performance objectives. The role of judgmental assessment as well as several areas for additional methodological improvement is also discussed.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-13
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system evaluation techniques
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  • Accession Number: 00177122
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026687
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM