Friday, July 8

What is TIA?

TIA stands for Traffic Impact Asssessment. TIA is an evaluation of the potential effects that a particular development’s traffic will have on the transportation network in its impact area.

Importance of TIA

There is a need to assess proposed developments in terms of their tranport impacts on the area and the environment in general. TIA is essential because of the significance of traffic generated by proposed developments which can be identified in advance and future imppacts can be planned for.

Principal Goals of a TIA Study

· To identify the transport and traffic impacts of a particular development project

· To assess and analyze these impacts and

· To identify the mitigating measures to address these traffic impacts

Reference: Lecture Notes from Dr. Crispin Emmanuel D. Diaz, UP SURP, during the NCTS’ first offering of Traffic Impact Assessment for Technical Evaluators, June 5-7, 2011, UP NCTS, Diliman, Quezon City

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