USE OF INTERACTIVE COMPUTER MODEL "STREAK" FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

STREAK, an interactive set of computer programs for transportation planning, is described in both nontechnical and technical terms, and some experience in its use is discussed. The program uses portable desk-top terminals and conventional telephone lines. Outputs on the portable terminal include responsive dialogue (questions and answers), tabular arrays, and data plotted by coordinates for use with overlaid maps. Capabilities of the model include multimodal network development, pathfinding in multimodal networks, travel demand estimation for all modes, travel assignment, and outputs in map coordinates or tabular form under direct user control. The primary advantage of Streak in planning studies is its ability to evaluate the report findings on an alternative in a matter of seconds. A secondary advantage is the ease with which the model performs data corrections and network modifications directly via the terminal. The model has proved its value in several studies. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: pp 96-102
  • Monograph Title: Transportation system analysis
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  • Accession Number: 00195979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028221
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM