PARKING FACILITIES AS PUBLIC UTILITIES

THERE ARE CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES WHERE NO SIGNIFICANT EFFORT TOWARD THE PROVISION OF OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES IS BEING MADE, BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES OF OPINION BETWEEN THE PUBLIC ENTERPRISERS AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISERS AS TO WHICH ONE SHOULD DO THE JOB. THIS STUDY OF THE POSSIBLE APPLICATION OF THE PUBLIC UTILITY CONCEPT TO OFF-STREET PARKING FACILITIES IS MADE IN AN ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE THIS DILEMMA. PROPONENTS OF MUNICIPAL ACTION SEEK REASONABLE USER RATES, HIGH STANDARDS OF SERVICE, RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT, AND PERMANENT LOCATIONS AND CAPACITY APPROPRIATELY RELATED TO THE GENERATORS OF PARKING DEMAND. ADVOCATES OF THE PRIVATE PROVISION OF PARKING FACILITIES SEEK PROFITS AND FREEDOM FROM MUNICIPAL COMPETITION. THE PUBLIC UTILITY APPROACH MAY CONTAIN THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF A COMPROMISE THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE TO BOTH DISPUTANTS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, pp 15-24, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Levin, D R
  • Publication Date: 1951

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., January 9-12, 1951
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM