The workshop identified a list of objectives and constituencies that were relevant to TSM. Five categoreis were developed: National objectives, citizen participation objectives, transit objectives, taxpayer objectives, and local and national government objectives. Several general conclusions were drawn from the discussion: There may be negative reactions to TSM, especially if it involves reducing vehicle use; a careful understanding should be developed of local public objectives, and public involvement and support should be reached before moving ahead with TSM actions; efforts must be made to define local transportation problems and to analyze closely alternative solutions in which the public is involved. Although TSM may be viewed as a set of projects, it is also a planning process emphasizing short-term, low capital solutions that may also complement long-term capital intensive solutions, which are the traditional focus of this process.

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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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