Framework for designing regional planning architecture for APTS-enabled regional multimodal public transportation system
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program.
Joseph M. Sussman.
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Unsustainable transportation systems have been the cause of many problems facing urban areas around the world. Lack of regard for sustainable development considerations by those responsible for planning and implementing transportation systems has caused unhealthy air quality, noise pollution, traffic congestion, loss of green spaces and biodiversity, disruption of neighborhoods, equity problems, resource use etc. Many factors could potentially cause unsustainable transportation systems to persist. Transportation planning and decision-making is crucial in determining the structure and operation of transportation systems and hence also its sustainability. This thesis explores the idea of transportation planning institutions with the capability to design and implement sustainable transportation systems and how these institutions can be developed. The Regional Strategic Transportation Planning/CLIOS Process and Regional Planning Architecture Protocol were combined to form a Regional Planning Architecture Strategic Design Framework. To illustrate the use of the framework, it was applied in developing a RPA for planning a sustainable APTS-enabled regional multimodal public transportation system for the rapidly developing Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Region in Malaysia.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division, Technology and Policy Program, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-101).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Technology and Policy Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Technology and Policy Program.