Update the Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes Handbook

Up-to-date information on how travel demand is affected by transportation system changes is essential to support planning and evaluation of alternative facilities and services, and for planning operational and policy changes to urban transportation systems. Projections and data on the number, mode use, and other characteristics of travelers are fundamental inputs to many transportation planning activities. This updated handbook will provide a useful reference for those involved in planning and improving transportation systems. Travel demand and related impacts are expressed using such measures as numbers of riders and vehicles using transportation facilities and services, before-and-after market shares and percentage changes, and feasibility indicators of scale. The Second Edition of the handbook &amp;quot;Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes&amp;quot; was published by USDOT in July 1981, and it has been a valuable tool for transportation professionals, providing documentation of results from different types of transportation actions. However, in the intervening 20-plus years there have been extraordinary changes and advancements in the field. The handbook is being expanded and updated under TCRP Project B-12 and <a href="http://www.trb.org/TRBNet/ProjectDisplay.asp?ProjectID=1034"><strong><u>B-12A</u></strong></a>, and the product will be considered the Third Edition. The Third Edition of the Handbook will cover 18 topic areas, including essentially all of the nine topic areas in the 1981 edition, modified slightly in scope, plus nine new topic areas. The <em>Traveler Response to Transportation System Changes </em>Handbook provides comprehensive, interpretive documentation of how travel demand and the usage of transportation facilities and services are affected by various types of transportation system changes. It will be of interest to transit and transportation planning practitioners; educators; and researchers across a broad spectrum of transit operating agencies, MPOs, local, state and federal government agencies, and educational institutions. <p>&amp;nbsp;</p>


  • English


  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project B-12


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Pratt, Richard

  • Performing Organizations:

    Richard H. Pratt Incorporated

  • Start Date: 19970201
  • Actual Completion Date: 20071231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16250

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460057
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project B-12, DOT-FH-11-9579
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM