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Objective based transport planning: A model for emerging urban areas

By W. Cox, Wendell Cox Consultancy and Metropolitan St. Louis (usa


ABSTRACT: The Texas Governor’s Business Council (GBC) recently recommended a long term mobility goal for major urban areas--- that by 2025 peak period road traffic should be no more than 15 percent slower than “free flow. ” Currently, traffic moves up to 40 percent slower. The goal has been adopted by the Governor and is in the early stages of implementation by the Texas Department of Transportation. A similar planning process could be useful in identifying long-term transportation output (performance) goals, and in selecting the strategies that best contribute to such goals in lower and middle-income urban areas, where financial resources are far more limited. The process could be applied to all urban transport, both roads and public transport. Such an objective-based approach would produce better results than the current projectbased approach, which is skewed more toward serving political interests than the day-to-day mobility needs of people in the market. ABSTRACT: Le Conseil de Développement Economique du Gouverneur du Texas (Governor’s Business Council, GBC) a dernièrement émis un projet à long terme concernant la circulation dans les principales agglomérations de l’état: d’ici 2025, le trafic routier en heures de pointe ne devra plus ralentir que de 15 % par rapport à la circulation dite « fluide ». Aujourd’hui, la circulation routière est 40 % plus lente en périodes d’affluence qu’à d’autres moments de la journée. La résolution a été adoptée par le Gouverneur, et l

Year: 2011
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