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Transportation and state, Choice of transportation, Transportation -- Planning -- Technological innovations

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52 pages


The workshop attracted transportation planners from transit and regional planning agencies, consulting firms, and local governments. It explored the use of interactive graphics coupled with multi-modal transportation planning.

Several key aspects of the use of interactive graphics were explored in panel discussions and demonstration workshop sessions. These aspects included the evolution of interactive graphics technology, the structured application of this technology in implementation, the operational environment, impacts on planning agencies and future applications of this technology.

The demonstration of applications was made possible by use of Metro's EMME/2 system. Metro is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Portland area. Metro is the first planning jurisdiction in the United States to use EMME/2, so Metro's experience with the implementation of the system is particularly valuable. After acquiring the Urban Transportation Planning System (UTPS) in 1977, Metro began to look for new technology to better serve their regional transportation planning needs. In 1983, Metro acquired the EMME/2 system. Metro personnel who have used the system on a day-to-day basis have valuable insight into the functional aspects of this new technology.


Catalog Number SR003.

A product of the Center for Urban Studies, Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University.

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