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Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

G. V. Wickstrom

Consultant

Purpose of the transportation planning process:

  • “What if?” testing

  • Wide range of alternatives

  • Both land-use change &

  • Transportation change

  • Assess costs, performance & impacts (i.e., air quality) of alternatives

  • Current & future

Evolution of the Process

Data

 

Computer

Issues

Involvement/goal

 

60’s

70’s

Large-scale Single-focus

Centralized Expensive Slow

Large Systems Location Design

Technical Limited

Add capacity

80’s

Smaller-scale Broader-focus

Cheaper Faster Limited-capacity

Alternative Modes Concern about Impacts

Political Broader-focus

Increase efficiency

90’s

2000

x

On-line Multi-functional

Cheap Fast High-capacity

Managed systems

Citizens Users Very broad

Manage demand Performance

Data → Methodology → information, regions → corridors → areas → sites

Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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Software Selection Agency Requirements

Staff Capacity/Requirements

  • Knowledge

  • Training

  • Experience

Agency Resources

  • Time

  • Funds

(Build or buy)

Need

  • Research

  • Other agencies

  • Lit review

  • Inventory-software

  • Vendors

Current and Future Uses?

Inventory Data

Inventory Software

Inventory Hardware

Assess Staff Capabilities

Review Software

Develop criteria

Compare options

Needs met?

User survey

Demo

Select (good luck)

Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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Suggested Citation:"USE OF COMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING." National Research Council. 1994. The Use of Computers in Facilities/Installations Planning: Summary of a Symposium. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/9139.
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