Title

LOOKING AT TRANSPORTATION PLANNING WITH AN OPERATIONS PERSPECTIVE

Authors

S B. Gayle

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2003

Subject Area

operations - capacity, operations - traffic, land use - planning, policy - congestion, place - urban, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban highways, Urban areas, Transportation operations, Transit, Traffic congestion, Traffic capacity, Regional transportation, Regional planning, Regional economics, Public transit, Metropolitan areas, Mass transit, Local transit, Intrastate transportation, Highway capacity, Gridlock (Traffic), Conurbations

Abstract

Traffic congestion has become endemic in many metropolitan areas. Congested roadways affect regional economies and quality of life, but building new highway or transit facilities to enhance capacity in urban areas is difficult to accomplish. This paper details the findings of a working group created to explore how regional transportation systems operations might be improved through a stronger linkage to regional transportation planning.