Integrated Urban Models for Simulation of Transit and Land Use Policies: Guidelines for Implementation and Use

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land use - planning, place - urban, mode - subway/metro


Guidelines, Integrated models, Land use, Metropolitan planning organizations, Simulation, State departments of transportation, Transit operating agencies, Transportation planning


These Guidelines describe how transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, and state departments of transportation can act today to initiate or expand their analytical tools for integrated land use-transportation planning. The Guidelines are intended for the general reader having an interest in the effects of transit on land use. The Guidelines describe currently available integrated models, the characteristics of an "ideal" integrated model, and steps that a planning organization should take in order to support and expand such modeling capability. A more detailed Final Report is available for the practitioner on the TCRP website as Web Document 9 (


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