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An operational information systems architecture for assessing sustainable transportation planning: principles and design

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  • Borzacchiello, M.T.

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Torrieri, V.
  • Nijkamp, P.

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This paper offers an integrated information systems framework for the assessment of transportation planning and management. After an introductory exposition, in the first part of the paper, a broad overview of international experiences regarding information systems on transportation is given, focusing in particular on the relationship between transportation system’s performance monitoring and the decision-making process, and on the importance of this connection in the evaluation and planning process, in Italian and European cases. Next, the methodological design of an information system (in the form of an observatory) to support efficient and sustainable transportation planning and management aiming to integrate inputs from several different data sources, is presented. The resulting framework deploys modular and integrated databases which include data stemming from different national or regional data banks and which integrate information belonging to different transportation fields. For this reason, it allows public administrations to account for many strategic elements that influence their decisions regarding transportation, both from a systemic and infrastructural point of view.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0009.

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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2009-9

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Keywords: Monitoring; information system; spatial data infrastructure; assessment; observatory; performance-based planning;

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