Why Panels for Transportation Planning?
In recent years, we have witnessed a significant change in our approach to transportation planning. Emphasis has shifted from adding infrastructure to accommodate increased demand for travel to demand management, more sensitive land uses and multi-modal choices. Household structure and travel needs are also undergoing rapid change. Old planning data and approaches are no longer reliable, and new methods must be instituted. Panels and panel data provide an important tool for policy-makers and for those charged with infrastructure investments. This chapter discusses the factors which call for a new approach to planning, and shows why panels are appropriate tools for decision-making.
KeywordsPlanning Process Travel Behavior Public Transit Transportation Planning Road Price
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