Development Impact Assessment with Transportation Models

by John Loper, DuPage County Div of Transportation, Wheaton, United States,
Robert C. Hazlett, Jr., DuPage County Div of Transportation, Wheaton, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Site Impact Traffic Assessment: Problems and Solutions


The use of microcomputers in urban transportation modeling is having a major impact on the traffic engineering and planning profession. Between the late 1950's and early 1980's, most modelling projects were completed using a mainframe computer. The use of mainframes, primarily by state and municipal planning organizations, is cost intensive. The popularity of the microcomputer and its availability to a wider traffic engineering and planning audience has made it possible to offer the user more sophisticated urban transportation modelling techniques. Authors present the application of transportation models in his article.

Subject Headings: Traffic models | Traffic analysis | Traffic surveys | Traffic signals | Decision support systems | Mathematical models | Urban development | Engineering profession

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