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Transportation Analysis

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Abstract

Transportation analysis is the last part of the four planning analytical methods covered in this book. Various economic activities for a given population in an area occur at different locations, which are associated with different land uses. The interaction of those activities requires a network to connect places for moving people and goods. The function for such a system is the focus of transportation analysis. Transportation analysis provides the basis for transportation planning. Transportation planning is a process of finding feasible alternatives and components of a transportation system to support human activities in a community. A transportation system consists of many different subsystems to accommodate different modes of transportation. Transportation is a broad category which includes air, water, and land transportation systems. The land-based system includes motor vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and rail and public transits. In addition to the modes of transportation, a transportation system consists of networks such as roads, and supporting facilities, such as traffic lights.

Keywords

Mode Choice Public Transit Travel Mode Trip Purpose Trip Generation 
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