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Task 9 Organization

A city of 800,000 populations is growing rapidly. The city mayor has appointed you as a
transport consultant to prepare a transport planning up to the year 2026. Before an agreement is
prepared, you are required to submit a brief proposal to explain how you are going to execute the
work. The proposal must cover the following aspects.

(a) All the activities involved and the interaction between activities in the form of flowchart.

(b) Proposed organisation to perform all activities.

(c) The experts required to carry out all activities.

(d) Activity schedule.

(e) Proposed contract value for the consultancy work based on manpower, overhead and
support vehicles.
INTRODUCTION
Transportation planning is a cooperative, performance driven process by which long and short
range transportation improvement priorities are determined. Metropolitan planning organizations
(MPOs), States, and transit operators conduct transportation planning, with active involvement
from the traveling public, the business community, community groups, environmental
organizations, and freight operators.

Figure 1.1 the Transportation Planning Process

Transportation planning typically follows the following steps:

Engaging the public and stakeholders to establish shared goals and visions for the
community.
Monitoring existing conditions and comparing them against transportation performance
goals.
Forecasting future population and employment growth, including assessing projected
land uses in the region and identifying major corridors of growth or redevelopment.
Identifying current and projected transportation needs by developing performance
measures and targets.
Analyzing various transportation improvement strategies and their related tradeoffs using
detailed planning studies.
Developing long-range plans and short-range programs of alternative capital
improvement, management, and operational strategies for moving people and goods.
Estimating how recommended improvements to the transportation system will impact
achievement of performance goals, as well as impacts on the economy and environmental
quality, including air quality.
Developing a financial plan to secure sufficient revenues that cover the costs of
implementing strategies and ensure ongoing maintenance and operation

PROJECT PROPOSAL

Activities Month 1 Month 2 Month 3 Month 4 Month 5 Month 6 Month 7 Month 8

A Preliminaries
Setting
1 Objectives
Defining study
2 area and zoning
Collate existing
data and
3 information

Auditing existing
B situation
Observe existing
physical and
transport
3 operation
4 Traffic survey
Seeking local
5 users perception
6 Identify problems

C Action Plan
Determine road
hierarchy and
7 user priority
Traffic
management
8 plan
9 Road repair plan
1 Traffic control
0 plan
1 Traffic restrain
1 plan
1
2 Car park policy
1 Heavy vehicle
3 restraint
1
4 Bus priority plan
1 Improvement of
5 bus operation
1
6 Road safety

D Long Term Plan


1 Determine
7 Policies
1 Model
8 Development
Future landuse
and
1 socioeconomic
9 data
Forecasting
2 Future Transport
0 Demand
Propose
transport
2 facilities to cope
1 with the demand
2
2 Cost estimation
Evaluation of
each proposal to
2 determine the
3 best solution
Economic
2 Anaysis and
4 Investment plan

E Final Report
1. Goals & Objectives
Reflect National, State and local values
Should be specific and quantifiable
Develop performance measures and evaluation criteria
Used in
o Identification of deficiencies
o Evaluation of alternatives
o Establishment of priorities

2. Organization
No specific structure required
Forum for transportation decision making
Cooperative partnership among stakeholders
Establish regional priorities to achieve regional goals
Clearly defined rolls and responsibilities

3. Transportation Planning Process-Technical tools


Aid in data analysis and forecasting of future conditions
Help answer What if questions
Provide information to the decision makers
Examples
o Travel demand forecasting models
o Economic/land use forecasting models
o Pavement management system
o Air quality emissions models
(b) Proposed organisation to perform all activities.

(c) The experts required to carry out all activities.

(d) Activity schedule.

(e) Proposed contract value for the consultancy work based on manpower, overhead and
support vehicles.