Title

EVALUATION OF URBAN MASS TRANSIT SYSTEMS IN DEVELOPING CITIES - PART II

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1983

Subject Area

planning - signage/information, land use - planning, ridership - forecasting, ridership - forecasting, economics - appraisal/evaluation, place - urban, mode - rail, mode - mass transit, mode - subway/metro

Keywords

Urban transportation, Urban planning, Under developed countries, Transportation planning, Transportation industry, Transportation, Transport, Transit, Town planning, Third world, Socioeconomic factors, Socioeconomic aspects, Scenarios, Rapid transit, Public transit, Projections, Metropolitan area planning, Mass transit, Local transit, Less developed countries, Land use, Intracity transportation, Information processing, Heavy rail transit, Forecasting, Evaluation, Distribution applications, Developing countries, Demographics, Demographic information, Databases, Data processing, Community planning, City planning

Abstract

Three requirements are established as a prerequisite for meaningful evaluation: a structure plan for the city, relevant evaluation criteria against which project performance can be measured and an inter-agency forum where key issues can be resolved. The first requirement of evaluation is that a soundly based structure plan for the urban area exists which clearly establishes: (1) objectives (incorporating national objectives); (2) existing problems and the priority attached to their resolution; (3) the existing (5 year) programs of government agencies; and (4) desired changes in development; (5) a data base for sectoral planning - population, socioeconomic and land use data for the present and for selected future years.