The report is an assessment of the efficacy of transportation system management (TSM) as both a strategy of transportation system improvement and a philosophy of planning administration. The report summarizes the results of two years of technical and institutional studies conducted by faculty and students at the University of California at Berkeley, but in the form of a policy-oriented executive summary rather than an all-inclusive technical summary. The companion technical reports are referenced. The report is organized into four sections. The first discusses the impetus for TSM and its roots in the recent history of transportation planning and finance. The second section articulates a set of assertions and propositions that are imbedded in the Federal regulations and critiques them in light of the research findings. Section three reaches conclusions about the efficacy of TSM--as both a transportation improvement strategy and a philosphy of public administration. Section four proposes an "idealized" or "model" TSM planning process that responds to the conclusions reached in the previous sections. The various research activities supported by the DOT Program of University Research from September 1975 to December 1977 and covered by this report were conducted under the general title of "Managing the future evolution of the urban transportation system."

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  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191437
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOTRSPA/DPB-50/78/30Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-50237
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM