This report is a handbook which can be used by urban transportation planners in estimating the various components of urban transportation demand. It contains characteristics of urban bus, rail, and highway systems, and urban trip-making. A part of the Urban Transportation Planning System (UTPS) of UMTA and FHWA it provides basic inputs to the urban transportation planning process as well as ways of checking the results for reasonableness and relevance. It also complements the previously distributed UTPS handbooks: Characteristics of Urban Transportation System (CUTS) is available on the UPS distribution tape and from NTIS as PB 233 580/AS and Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Limited copies available from FHWA (HHP-22) or from NTIS as PB 265 830/AS. This handbook is being distributed to State DOT's, MPO's and transportation libraries and will be distributed on the UTPS tape in the future. It will be available from NTIS by Project No. UMTA IT-06-0049-78-1. An Appendix to the CUTD handbook offers detailed data on individual cities, roads, routes, stations, etc. These are not in a form that is comparable from place-to-place but may be of interest from an historical perspective for the urban areas concerned. The Appendix is available only from NTIS as Project No. UMTA IT-06-0049-78-2. /UMTA/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Smith (Wilbur) and Associates

    155 Whitney Avenue, P.O. Box 1809
    New Haven, CT  United States  06507

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    L'Enfant Plaza North Building
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Levinson, H S
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194164
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IT-06-0049-79-1
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM