This report summarizes the key issues facing state planners, identifies impacts resulting from alternative solutions to the issues, describes available techniques to measure impacts, and reports data availability to apply the selected techniques. A list of approximately 75 specific issues were sorted in 11 major areas within which states must make key transportation decisions: revenue shortfall; development and multimodal transportation policies, plans and programs; organization and management; coordination with other state and regional programs; development of energy policy, plan and program; relationship between transportation improvements and developments; major corridor improvements; cost-effectiveness in highway standards and maintenance; improvement/abandonment of rail service; funding transit services and improvement; airport capital improvement. Information most relevant in addressing these issues was grouped in seven fields of impact: environmental, social economic, travel, development, legal/administrative/institutional/financial, plan and program evaluation. These same fields were used to classify the techniques.

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  • Authors:
    • Bellomo, S J
    • Mehra, J J
    • Stowers, J R
    • Cohen, H S
    • Petersilia, M R
    • Reno, A T
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.
  • Serial:
    • NCHRP Report
    • Issue Number: 179
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0077-5614

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  • Accession Number: 00172426
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM