REGIONAL COORDINATION OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION FUNCTIONS IN THE MILWAUKEE AREA

SERVICE QUALITY IS EXAMINED WITH REFERENCE TO VEHICLES, ROADWAYS, TRAFFIC MOVEMENT, AND PARKING; AGENCIES PRESENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATING THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM ARE ALSO NOTED. THREE UNRESOLVED ISSUES WHICH DELIMIT THE PERFORMANCE OF MASS TRANSPORTATION ARE CONSIDERED IN DETAIL: (1) PUBLIC ACQUISITION AND OPERATION OF MASS TRANSIT; (2) FREEWAY PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION IN LIGHT OF SERIOUS PUBLIC OPPOSITION; AND (3) SPECIAL AGENCY ADMINISTRATION. UNFORTUNATELY, EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS ARE INCAPABLE OF COORDINATING BALANCED DEVELOPMENT AMONG THESE GENERAL AREAS. ALTERNATIVES FOR A GOVERNMENTAL STRUCTURE ARE EVALUATED: (1) A TRANSIT BOARD OF AUTHORITY; (1) A COUNTY TRANSIT COORDINATION UNDER THE EXISTING COUNTY EXPRESSWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION; (4) A SEVEN-COUNTY REGIONAL COMMISSION; AND (5) A SEVEN-COUNTY METROPOLITAN SERVICE CORPORATION AUTHORIZED TO ADMINISTER A VARIETY OF PUBLIC SERVICES BESIDES TRANSPORTATION. APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MULTI-COUNTY AGENCY IS RECOMMENDED AS THE OPTIMAL DEVICE TO MANAGE AND COORDINATE THE DIVERSE FUNCTIONS OF REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO URT-44
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    P.O. Box 784
    Milwaukee, WI  USA  53211
  • Authors:
    • Schenker, E
    • Fogel, L R
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1972 12:00AM