MASS TRANSIT POLICY PLANNING: AN INCREMENTAL APPROACH. (STUDIES IN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PROCESS)

This research investigates some of the values and consequences of the transportation planning process operative in planning the rail rapid transit system (METRO) currently being constructed in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Using the METRO system as a case study, the research combines empirical investigation and value consequences in an attempt to determine the impact of the transportation policy-making process on the distribution of transit benefits. From the transportation perspective, the major finding of this research is that Washington's inner-city residents will not receive the same qualitative service from METRO as will other groups and interests, most notably the downtown business interests and the suburb-to-city commuters. From this perspective then, the McCone, Kerner, and other governmental-sponsored studies relative to the transportation deprivation of the low-income populace have had little visible impact on the distribution of transit benefits to be realized from the national capital area's METRO system.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Announcement for this book appears in Mechanical Engineering, June 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  USA  02173
  • Authors:
    • Murin, W J
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 4 1976 12:00AM