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Applying Analysis Tools In Planning For Operations

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Executive Summary

Analysis tools are vital for providing objective assessments of transportation investments and performance. Sketch-planning methodologies and tools produce general order-of-magnitude estimates of travel demand and traffic operations in response to transportation improvements. Sketch-planning tools perform some or all of the functions of other analytical tools using simplified analytical techniques and highly aggregated data. Sketch-planning approaches are typically the simplest and least costly of the traffic analysis techniques, but are usually limited in scope, analytical robustness, and presentation capabilities.

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