MADISON, WISCONSIN, A CASE STUDY PRESENTED AT THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

This article describes the efforts undertaken by the city of Madison with respect to TSM planning and implementation. It is noted that the city already has a developed set of transportation objectives and policies. Aslo, the Madison Department of Transportation is currently engaged in developing a municipal transportation policy that will provide a policy base for the city in its dealing with the legislative bodies of the county, state, and federal governments as well as their respective administrative branches. An inventory of the existing situation that includes travel patterns, street volumes, core are parking, and the transit system is described. The major activities of the transportation system management element include the following: Improve traffic operations by managing and controlling vehicle flow; provide preferential treatment for transit and other high occupancy vehicles; provide improvements for bicycles and pedestrians; improve management and control of parking facilities; reduce peak-hour traffic; reduce vehicle use in congested areas; and, continued action to improve transit service. Improvement planning in the Madison urban area for 1976-1980 and continued efforts to increase transit management efficiency are discussed. The problems of implementing TSM are described and it is noted that the main problem involves conflict between different policies or objectives.

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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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    Transportation Research Board

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  • Authors:
    • Somerfeld, Warren O
    • Hoffman, Michael
    • Favour, Thomas
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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 148-157
  • Monograph Title: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
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  • Accession Number: 00179102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1981 12:00AM