A REPORT ON AN URBAN TRANSPORTATION MODEL, SOME PROGRESS AND SOME PROBLEMS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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An exploratory study of urban transportation is described. The skills of engineers and social scientists were combined to carry out a systems analysis embracing both the engineering and economic questions of urban transportation. The study was not tied to solving the urban transportation problems of any specific municipality or urban area it was decided that RAND should attempt to utilize and integrate the findings and data obtained by the large and expensive urban-planning and transportation studies conducted during recent years in major urban areas. In particular, it was felt that the large amounts of data obtained for these studies had not been fully exploited. A substantial program of empirical research, drawing on this large pool of empirical information, was also decided upon.