In an effort to improve communication among transportation planning professionals and with the public, definitions of "equity"--a term commonly used by professionals, politicians, and citizens in discussion of planning issues and related concepts are proposed. Two examples are offered to show how horizontal and vertical equity can be made operational. Supposed trade-offs in transportation between efficiency and equity are also explored, and it is concluded that, contrary to conventional wisdom, they are more often complementary than conflicting. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 48-53
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis
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  • Accession Number: 00195970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028221
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM