Transportation system management is a process for planning and operating a unitary system of urban transportation. Its key objective is conservation of fiscal resources, of energy, of environmental quality, and of quality of urban life. Broader implications of and issues raised by the TSM concept include (a) the need for a national policy on urban conservation (the federal government cannot set local land use policy, but it must restore locational neutrality to its programs); (b) institutional challenges (all elements of the urban transportation system cannot be treated in a unitary way unless the various governments cooperate fully; (c) federal support of TSM (UMTA may need transit operating funding to seed TSM operations); and (d) urban transportation and private ownership (UMTA should attempt some demonstration of private ownership of multipurpose urban transportation systems). /Author/

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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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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM