INTRODUCTION, SUMMARY AND FINDINGS OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

The conference on Transportation System Management (TSM) was designed to address three objectives: To provide the latest information and requirements; to provide the latest information on experiences with the actual implementation of a range TSM actions; and, to examine the emphasis of the regulations on a regional or metropolitan planning perspective. Throughout the conference, three major issues arose continually in the substantive and information presentations as well as during the discussions of the implementation of individual TSM actions: TSM as a planning process and the role of the MPO's in that process; perceived conflict between short-term and long-term transportation objectives; and, public involvement and acceptance of TSM actions. Two additional key issues stand out. The first is the question of the appropriate role for a planning professional in an MPO and the appropriate role for the MPO given its authority and resources. The second issue stems from the frustration felt by many of the participants when hearing case histories of both successful and unsuccessful TSM actions. The difficulty of identifying the "right" and "wrong" way before a project is actually started. Papers on each of the major topics addressed during the conference appears in the volume. Also included are reports of the workshop discussions and the case studies of cities in which TSM actions have been or are being implmented.

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    • From TRB Special Report No. 172, Transportation System Management, proceedings of a conference held November 7-10, 1976, conducted by the Transportation Research Board, and sponsored by the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and the Federal Highway Administration of the U.S. DOT in cooperation with the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
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    • Rosenbloom, Sandra
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00179070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1981 12:00AM