TITLE

Playing the Numbers Game

AUTHOR(S)
Millard-Ball, Ad; Siegman, Patrick
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
Planning;May2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the significance of traffic studies as important part of the planning process wherein most communities are required to forecast their impact on the roadway system and evaluate the need for new infrastructure in the U.S. Furthermore, traffic study methodologies are designed to analyze single-use, auto-oriented suburban development proposals. The Institute of Transportation Engineers recommended site-selection procedures for a trip-generation study. The author discusses the various approaches and programs initiated for an effective transportation management system. Finally, planners should advocate for more funding to expand the trip-generation database. INSET: For Closer Calculations.
ACCESSION #
20708427

 

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