Because of current fiscal restraints, transportation planners must revise their concept of transportation needs to include only those projects which are essential. Transportation needs studies should focus mainly on identifying near-term (up to five years) problems (i.e. project-related problems within a planning period for which fiscal resource projections can reasonably be made). This article describes a study by the Illinois Department of Transportation which worked under this assumption. The study evaluated the highway system, public airports, and the public transportation system in the metropolitan areas. Although a year 2000 horizon was chosen, the study emphasis is on projects required now to solve transportation problems, as well as on those required during the next five years.

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  • Accession Number: 00195962
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM