How Microcomputer Transportation Networks Can Shift Institutional Relationships Between Governmental Agencies

by Gary Spanovich, Clackamas County, United States,
Ron Weinman, Clackamas County, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


This paper describes the current institutional and microcomputer relationships in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan region; identifies how emerging microcomputer linkages have affected existing institutional relationships; and offers a future perspective about how microcomputer linkages may significantly change traditional governmental institutional relationships. Within the Portland Metropolitan area, a number of difference software, including EMME 2, TMODEL and QRS, were being used by various jurisdictions between 1983 and 1986. In late 1986 a decision was made by the three metropolitan counties and Metro to expand access to Metro's EMME 2 system to the three counties via modems. How this expansion was accomplished, along with a description of EMME 2 and its applications are discussed.

Subject Headings: Computer networks | Computer software | Government | Urban areas | Urban and regional development | Transportation management | Subways | Oregon | United States

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