Evaluating Transportation Systems

by Robert N. Young, Exec. Dir.; Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD,
C. William Ockert, (A.M.ASCE), Chf. Transp. Planner; Regional Planning Council, Baltimore, MD,
Charles E. Pixton, Planner; Maryland Dept. State of Planning, Baltimore, MD,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pg. 347-352

Document Type: Journal Paper


A framework is established for evaluation of transportation systems. The transportation planner should strive to objectively measure the total effects of alternative transportation decisions on people and their environment. In judging the degree of community goal achievement, the decision of public officials will only be as precise and relevant as the information they receive from the professional. Evaluation criteria should be multimodel in application, accurately represent the goals and objectives of the community, and be measurable in terms meaningful to the public official and to the general public.

Subject Headings: Frames | Public information programs | Licensure and certification | Model accuracy | Public transportation | Structural models

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