publication . Article . Other literature type . 2013

Making accessibility analyses accessible: A tool to facilitate the public review of the effects of regional transportation plans on accessibility

Aaron Golub; Glenn Robinson; Brendan Nee;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 Nov 2013 Journal: Journal of Transport and Land Use, volume 6, page 17 (eissn: 1938-7849, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Center for Transportation Studies
Abstract
The regional transportation planning process in the United States has not been easily opened to public oversight even after strengthened requirements for public participation and civil rights considerations. In the effort to improve the public review of regional transportation plans, this paper describes the construction of a proof-of concept web-based tool designed to analyze the effects of regional transportation plans on accessibility to jobs and other essential destinations. The tool allows the user to analyze disparities in accessibility outcomes by demographic group, specifically income and race, as required by civil rights-related planning directives. The...
Subjects
free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Urban Studies, Transportation, Accessibility; Regional Transportation Plan, Accessibility, Regional Transportation Plan, Transportation engineering, TA1001-1280, Transportation and communications, HE1-9990, jel:R40, Transportation planning, Transportation plan, Public transport, business.industry, business, Concept map, Transport engineering, Destinations, Engineering, Civil rights, Calculator, law.invention, law, Public participation
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