Measuring Transportation System Performance

by Thomas R. Mongan, (A.M.ASCE), Technical Dir.; Sydney Area Transportation Study, Sydney, NSW, Australia,
J. R. Formby, Dir. of Lands and Environment; Monarto Development Commission, Adelaide, SA, Australia,
N. J. Nielsen, Economist; DeLeuw Cather of Australia Pty. Ltd., North Sydney, NSW, Australia,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1975, Vol. 101, Issue 3, Pg. 437-454

Document Type: Journal Paper


Quantitative measures of several aspects of urban transportation system performance which are difficult to incorporate in a cost-benefit analysis are presented. Two major types of evaluations are presented, those based on linked trip data between origin-destination zone pairs and those based on traffic volumes on individual links of the transportation network. Several miscellaneous evaluation procedures are considered, as are the problems of presenting evaluation data in an effective manner.

Subject Headings: Quality control | Urban areas | Benefit cost ratios | Quantitative analysis | Transportation studies | Travel patterns | Traffic volume

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