TRAFFIC OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENTS TO MANAGE AND CONTROL THE FLOW OF VEHICLES

The conclusions of this workshop are as follows: Long-range (20-year) transportation planning is clearly necessary; however, those long-range plans must be flexible and subject to change since frequently they do not deal adequately with local transportation operations, funding cannot be secured to implement them, and transportation modes, methods, and attitudes change because of fluctuations in the economy, environmental concerns, and development. TSM does not mean that everybody travels by transit but that all forms of transportation are integrated to obtain optimum efficiency within the public right-of-way provided. TSM should not become overly complicated and cannot be tied up in red tape; Federal administrative requirements for acquiring and accounting of funds may render TSM inefficient and even impossible to accomplish. MPOs that are not properly structured should not approve federally funded programs. In some instances, the state department of transportation may provide more efficient transportation system programming, planning, and implementation in those states that are primarily nonurbanized. Lastly, MPOs should not be given responsibility for implementing transportation programs. Instead, they should solicit and incorporate the recommendations of those who are responsible for transportation system operation.

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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. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
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    • Koski, David R
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 6-7
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
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  • Accession Number: 00179071
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1982 12:00AM