The traffic impacts of increased real estate development on rural, suburban, and urban areas are of significance to most people. Increased danger, congestion, inconvenience and added costs are too often the consequences of land development. Effective mitigation of anticipated adverse traffic impacts is replete with problems. Among them are disagreements, delays, and difficulties caused by reluctance or inability to raise sufficient revenues for implementation of transportation plans. Some municipal officials have sought to deal with the pivotal issue of paying for needed transportation improvements by transferring the financial burden to developers through the use of such land-use regulations as exactions or developer contributions. This article analyzes some recent cases that deal with the issue of traffic impact fees and other possible remedies for financing transportation improvements. Recommendations entail a multi-faceted analysis from legal, planning, financial, and political viewpoints.

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  • Pagination: p. 389-403
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496748
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM