Star Ford

Essays on lots of things since 1989.

A democratic approach to regional transportation planning

on 2006 February 10

This post is actually a 60 page report and its own web site…

The very short description of it is: I developed a planning framework that involves four steps: goal setting, alternatives, evaluation of the alternatives against the goals, and decision making. I spell out each step and explain how it can be done in a transparent democratic process. A companion report actually runs through the process using 3 sample regional transit plans, and shows the ridership modeling, cost modeling, and projections of goals for each.

There is also an on-line transit mode-split model with lots of links and explanations of how to estimate mode split.

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