SHORT-TERM IMPLICATIONS OF SELECTED TRANSPORTATION POLICY ALTERNATIVES

The Continuing, Comprehensive, and Cooperative (3-C) Transportation Planning Process recently completed an analysis of travel demand likely by the year 1985. The primary conclusion of the analysis is that peak traffic is likely to continue increasing. In many locations, traffic conditions will significantly deteriorate unless actions are taken to reduce the growth in peak vehicular traffic or to construct and improve highways. Several alternatives could reduce the projected increase in vehicular traffic volumes, The purpose of this report is to determine how effective each alternative would be in reducing traffic demand, fuel consumption and auto emissions. Each alternative was explored independently to provide a thorough understanding of the potential ramifications. The implications of seven alternatives are estimated for the year 1985.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC., Maryland Dept. of Transportation, Baltimore, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Regional Planning Council

    701 Saint Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    Baltimore Washington International Airport, P.O. Box 8755
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21240

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, C R
    • Rosapep, T J
    • Bent, M D
    • Mordecai, J M
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BTL/RPC-77/002 Spec Rpt
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1981 12:00AM