This paper seeks to evaluate TSM within the larger context of the problems and characteristics of transportation and other public facility systems. Necessary to this are two other objectives: identify the problems and characteristics of public facility systems and identifying strategies for improving their performance. The discussion is cast at the level of a class of systems. No attempt is made to evaluate the degree to which each public facility holds to the characteristics of the class of systems, although particular systems will be referred to in order to illustrate points or where an exception is illuminating. TSM is addressed at the end of the paper to provide a perspective on the problems it seeks to solve and on over expectations from it. /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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  • Pagination: pp 19-27
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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM