An abstract technology assessment format, capable of generic evaluation over a hierarchy of city sizes, shapes and modal transportation technology characteristics, using unit cost and impact data is presented. The formal analytic model used is Markovian decision theory. The analyst is not required to know or explore the historical data characteristics of the region in depth and can, therefore, rapidly examine sensitivities and boundaries of rational or optimal transportation investments. This examination may occur over a group of similar or different regions, and may draw significant conclusions about the mix of transportation technology investments most likely needed and capable of compatible operation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, P.O. Box 352700
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195-2700
  • Authors:
    • Haefner, L E
  • Publication Date: 1978-3-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 206 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-152154-2
  • Contract Numbers: NSG-2170
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1981 12:00AM