Fundamentals of Transportation/Planning/Additional Problems

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Additional Problems[edit]

  1. List five inputs to transportation planning models – are they measured or forecast?
  2. Why is modeling important, (give reasons, purposes of modeling)?
  3. What would be a possible complication or problem that would arise if in the planning of a project no forecasting was used?
  4. What are the steps in the rational planning model?
  5. Why is the rational planning model not always used (examples when it is not used)?
  6. What are some of the factors preventing accurate forecasting?
  7. List the steps in the four-step urban transportation planning model?
  8. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of public vs. privately owned transportation?
  9. What types of matrices are there in the transportation model, how do they differ?
  10. How does the effect of population increase effect transportation planning?
  11. What are the step in the generic modeling process?
  12. Are all transportation modes publicly owned? Give examples of public and private.
  13. When would it be reasonable to use the rational planning model?
  14. What significance does the equilibrium point in transportation economics have in design?
  15. What makes forecasting with one method better than another, and how are differences resolved?
  16. How do measured inputs affect the forecasting inputs?
  17. What is the idealized model to plan for a transportation project?
  18. On what type of economic model does transportation depend?
  19. Who, other than planners and engineers, should be involved in defining the needs and objectives for future projects?
  20. Can we steer development and growth trends through transportation planning decision?
  21. Give three examples of intermodalism?
  22. Are actual transportation routes planned using the Rational Planning model?
  23. List at least 10 things that must be considered before undertaking a major transit project?
  24. How is the rational planning model used?
  25. Why do we combine vector matrices to a full matrix?
  26. Is household income measured or forecast?
  27. What statistical methods play a role in transportation engineering/planning?
  28. Who measures transit use or travel times?
  29. What is a zone centroid?
  30. What is forecasting?
  31. How are various transportation needs provided?
  32. What is considered a carrier?
  33. How does vehicle occupancy influence our design process?
  34. Is rational planning process more likely to be used on major projects or small ones?
  35. What are the axes labels on the supply / demand curve?
  36. Explain why all forecasts are wrong?
  37. How does supply and demand work? How do they relate?
  38. How does intermodealism affect forecasting?
  39. What is the difference between modalism and intermodalism?