ROLE OF THE MPO IN FORMULATING THE TSM ELEMENT

Developing and implementing effective transportation system management elements in urban transportation plans will depend greatly on the ability of the metropolitan planning organization to develop an acceptable institutional framework for cooperation and joint action that does not detract from the basic responsibility and authority of participating local and state agencies. MPOs, particularly those operating within the framework of councils of governments, can play a key role in the further refinement and implementation of TSM elements because of their ability to work with local and state policy and decision makers to achieve consensus in a metropolitan area. Because of their concerns with a wide range of functional and social service goals and needs, MPOs can recommend trade-offs among competing objectives, identify opportunities for applying locally successful TSM measrues to other parts of a metropolitan region, and integrate and relate TSM planning to other elements of the areawide transportation planning process. /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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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 127-132
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM