PROBLEMS OF PACKAGING TSM ACTIVITIES: DIFFERING OBJECTIVES, CONFLICTS BETWEEN ACTIVITIES, AND INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS

This paper addresses the problems of selecting effective combinations of TSM activities in light of the broad and sometimes conflicting transportation goals to be achieved and considers some of the institutional implications of programs calling for the cooperation and approval of several public agencies and private organizations. Various federal and state programs and special local concerns represent a number of different social, environmental, and energy-conservation objectives that can be affected by a TSM program. No TSM activity can meet all of these objectives equally well, and local planners must evaluate the proposed program in terms of first one objective and then another to select the combination of activities that offers the best compromise. Both the feasibility and impact of individual TSM activities can be radically changed by being implemented at the same time. Some function more effectively in combination, and others work against each other. The TSM program must be evaluated as a whole to ensure that necessary supportive activities are included and that incompatible combinations are avoided. It is necessary to establish an institutional framework for incorporating all of the concerned agencies and organizations into the TSM planning process and to coordinate the action programs of participating public and private institutions. /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.
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    • Remak, Roberta
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 94-100
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
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  • Accession Number: 00179094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM