NEW SYSTEMS REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS PROGRAM. A PROCEDURE FOR LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION (SKETCH) PLANNING

THE PAPER PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE ENTIRE UTPS (URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SYSTEM) PACKAGE AND ITS DEVELOPMENT PLAN. IT CONTAINS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE SKETCH PLANNING PROCEDURE AS WELL AS OTHER UTPS MODULES USED WITH THE PROCEDURE DESIGNED TO AID PLANNERS AT ALL LEVELS OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING. THE GOAL OF SKETCH PLANNING IS TO OVERCOME THE TRADITIONAL PROBLEMS OF HIGH COST IN SPECIFYING AND EVALUATING PLANNING ALTERNATIVES, AND THE INABILITY TO CONSIDER ALL MODES SIMULTANEOUSLY. THE PROCEDURE PROVIDES AN EFFICIENT MEANS OF DESCRIBING AND ANALYZING MANY ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS, EACH COMPOSED OF A LARGE VARIETY OF MODES, AT A LEVEL OF DATA AGGREGATION APPROPRIATE TO LONG RANGE PLANNING AND TO REQUIRED POLICY DECISIONS. AMONG THE PROCEDURE'S UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS ARE THE ABILITY TO CONSIDER SCORES OF NETWORK ALTERNATIVES EXPRESSED AS A BASIC NETWORK WITH APPENDED TREE-STRUCTURED SET OF MODIFICATIONS, ITS ALGORITHM FOR FINDING MULTIPLE PATHS THROUGH A MULTI-MODAL NETWORK, AND ITS ESTIMATION OF TRAVEL DEMAND USING A MULTI-MODAL MODEL. THE PROCEDURE WILL PROVIDE INTERACTIVE OPERATION USING A TIME-SHARED COMPUTER AND ON-LINE GRAPHICS FOR PHASED NETWORK MODIFICATION AND EVALUATION. INITIAL MODULES OF THE PROCEDURE WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC IN FALL 1973. /AUTHPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

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  • Pagination: 41 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200636
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Tech Rept, UMTA-URD-44-73-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 15 2003 12:00AM