DEVELOPING THE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

UNTIL RECENTLY URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WAS SERIOUSLY HAMPERED BY LACK OF SYSTEMATIC FACT-FINDING. IN THE PAST DOZEN YEARS, THE COMPUTER AND ASSOCIATED MATHEMATICAL TOOLS HAVE BEEN ENLISTED IN EVOLVING MORE SOPHISTICATED PLANNING TECHNIQUES TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF INTUITIVE EVALUATION. THE NEW METHODS SEEK TO EXPAND THE PREDICTIVE COMPONENTS OF THE TRANSPORTATION STUDIES AND, BY MAKING IT POSSIBLE TO MEASURE VARIABLES MORE ACCURATELY, SERVE TO ENHANCE THE RELIABILITY OF FORECASTS. BASICALLY, THE TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION PLANNING INVOLVE THE APPRAISAL OF ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS BEFORE THE COMMUNITY INVESTS IN EXPENSIVE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS IN OTHER WORDS, THE RELATIVE BENEFITS AND COSTS OF DIFFERENT PLANS CAN BE EXPLORED TO FIND THE PLAN THAT MOST NEARLY MEDTS THE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND PHYSICAL AIMS OF THE COMMUNITY. MODERN PLANNING CALLS FOR SOUND EVALUATION NOT ONLY OF TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES BUT ALSO OF LAND-USE ALTERNATIVES. THE CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUES HAVE BEGUN TO AFFORD PRACTICAL INSIGHTS INTO HOW WE SHOULD PLAN FOR THE PROGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR URBAN AREAS, SO AS TO MAKE THEM THE BEST POSSIBLE PLACES IN WHICH TO LIVE AND WORK. THIS PUBLICATION OUTLINES PROCEDURES THAT CAN BE USED TO FORMULATE AND ASSESS ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AND LAND-USE PLANS. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Administration Service

    /American Municipal Association
    ,   USA 
  • Publication Date: 1964

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  • Accession Number: 00200192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 90 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1994 12:00AM