This article presents some general concluding remarks about TSM. It is noted that the principle federal role seems to be changing--a shift of federal dollars from long-term to short-term objectives. If the federal source of long-term investment is eroded away because it is being spent on some of the shorter term areas the cities and counties and states are not necessarily going to be in a position to pickup up the burden of the needed long term investment. Another significant change associated with TSM is the role of the MPO. Are they to form a new layer of government between local and state governments, or are they to be a coordinating mechanism only. A successful TSM effort has to have specific objectives, a set of priorities, and ways to handle the trade-offs among conflicting objectives. It is noted that there are already a number of people who get to work in some kind of multiple-occupancy vehicle, and there is a growing trend toward flexible working hours. Both of these are helping to solve peak-hour transportation problems, therefore, it is necessary that TSM projects be addressed to the real and the right problems.

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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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  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM