MODELS OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE ANALYSIS OF TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT: NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

This article reports on the theoretical foundations and structure of a model of urban development and its application to North Central Texas. The model has been used to examine the spatial urban development consequences of five alternative regional ground transportation systems that embody varied amounts and mixes of highway and transit investment. The objective is to select and adopt a preferred multimodal system for the period to 1990. The urban development forecasts provided by the model formed the basic socioeconomic inputs to the transportation analysis procedure, and certain of the impact measures that the model produces were used in the evaluation of the alternative systems. This article provides a summary of the work performed in Texas and the conclusions that can be drawn from it in a form that will be of value to urban analysts and policy makers. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 22-26
  • Monograph Title: Transportation development and land use planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026873
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM