Integrated Transport Research

ITR, Inc. based in Seattle has developed a new tool for transportation planning, backed by innovative research carried out for the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. We call this approach, Regional Transportation Reality Check. Click here to learn more about it.

Your key contact is Dick Nelson, President of ITR at 1-206-781-0915.   E-mail is .

As an illustration of an issue not well addressed in current planning methodologies, note the dispersion of retail grocery store locations illustrated on the Seattle-Tacoma, four county map below in comparison to the location of the 21 urban centers that are the focus for public transportation spending. The Regional Transportation Reality Check comes to grip with the problem of retail service delivery patterns. Cost-effective, sustainable transportation systems must recognize reality.

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