DETERMINING THE NEED FOR UPDATING TRANSPORTATION STUDIES IN SMALLER URBAN AREAS

The available literature describing the transportation planning process, the applicability of the process to urban areas of under 50,000 population, and the techniques used to update transportation studies from a base year to the current year were investigated. Major factors influencing the need for updating were studied and their impact on the transport plan discussed. For small urban areas, a checklist of changes in community attitudes, goals, and objectives; federal regulations regarding service to impacted age groups and other requirements; changes in population; socioeconomic considerations; land use; alternative models; funding; traffic; and transportation facilities provides an objective measure of the need to update the original study. The various levels of updating and the technical procedures are briefly described.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning techniques for small communities
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177129
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM