ERIC Number: ED096478
Record Type: Non-Journal
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Urban Transportation Planning Short Course: Evaluation of Alternative Transportation Systems.
Federal Highway Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
This urban transportation pamphlet delves into the roles of policy groups and technical staffs in evaluating alternative transportation plans, evaluation criteria, systems to evaluate, and evaluation procedures. The introduction admits the importance of subjective, but informed, judgment as an effective tool in weighing alternative transportation plans, together with evaluation of roles, procedures, goals, costs, employment, land utilization, the tax base, accessibility, and social considerations The environment is stressed throughout the pamphlet. "Out of this vast collection of data must emerge those items of data necessary for a group of normally nontechnical, policy-oriented individuals to render intelligent judgments concerning the relative merits of plan alternatives," states the conclusion. Charts, graphs, and tables are liberally used. (NH)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Community Planning, Comparative Analysis, Componential Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Equipment Evaluation, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Facility Improvement, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Government Publications, Metropolitan Areas, Planning, Planning Commissions, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Site Analysis, Transportation, Urban Environment
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Highway Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.