TARGET PLANNING IN THE TRAFFIC SECTOR - FORMULATION, TARGET REALISATION

MAALSAETTNING INOM TRAFIKSKTORN - FORMULERING, MAALUPPFYLLELSE

A target-based planning procedure is used increasingly in the traffic sector. Targets must have a hierarchical structure. The following targets and subtargets have been set in Finland: Target 1. A traffic system shall improve living conditions and production capacity. It shall: subtarget 1, offer a sufficient traffic service; St 2, offer an adequate level of service; St 3, be reliable; St 4, be suited to environmental tolerance; St 5, promote utilisation of resources and realisation of desired societal structure, and improve the country's self-sufficiency; St 6, use the minimum of resources, i.e. traffic costs must be lowest possible. Target 2. It shall equalise differences in living conditions and production capacity. It shall, St 7, be impartial between different areas, St 8, it shall serve impartially different population and user groups. Subtargets 1, 5 and 6 were the most important ones in the first stage of development. All 8 subtargets are applied now, the advantages and drawbacks of a traffic scheme being manifested as changes in these subtargets. Subtargets are quantified and used in profitability assessments and follow-up surveys. A description is given of the way attainment of targets is measured. Finally, it must be remembered that, unless targets are set, developments will find their own target levels. /TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Nordiska Vaegtekniska Foerbundets 12. Kongress, Finland, 13-17.6 1977. Direct inquiries to Herbert Nordin, National Swedish Road Administration (Centralfoervaltninger)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Fack S-10220
    Stockholm 12,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Sauna-aho, J
  • Publication Date: 1977

Language

  • Swedish

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM