A NATIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION: 21 CITIES

URBAN PLANNING AND CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROGRAMS IN 21 MAJOR UNITED STATES CITIES ARE EXAMINED. SEVERAL EXISTING BARRIERS TO EFFECTIVE CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ARE DISCUSSED. MODIFICATION OF PRESENT LOCAL AND FEDERAL PRACTICES AND INCREASING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ARE RECOMMENDED. CRITERIA FOR THE EVALUATION OF CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROPOSALS BY FEDERAL ADMINISTRATORS ARE DEFINED. INCREASED FEDERAL FUNDING IS ALSO RECOMMENDED TO PROVIDE IN-HOUSE PLANNING STAFFS WITH CONCEPT TEAM CAPABILITIES AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO INCREASED RELIANCE ON OUTSIDE CONSULTANTS AND AD HOC COMMITTEES WHICH LACK LONG-RANGE COORDINATION. INSTITUTIONAL BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. PROBLEMS OF LOCAL COORDINATION OFTEN ARISING FROM THE LACK OF CENTRALIZED TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT WITH BROAD, MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL AUTHORITY ARE EMPHASIZED. FUNDING PROBLEMS AT BOTH THE LOCAL AND FEDERAL LEVELS ARE EXAMINED. IN ADDITION, EVALUATIVE CRITERIA FOR PROPOSED CENTER CITY TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS ARE SYNTHESIZED. A COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS UNDERWAY IN THE 21 CITIES STUDIES WHICH INCLUDES A DETAILED PROFILE OF EACH CITY WITH REFERENCE TO GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE CENTER CITY AREA, EXISTING URBAN PLANNING AND METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT FRAMEWORKS, COORDINATION AMONG CITY PLANNING AGENCIES, AND MAJOR TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS UNDERWAY IS PROVIDED. EACH PROFILE IS SUPPLEMENTED WITH MAPS AND A SCHEMATIC ILLUSTRATION OF THE PLANNING PROCESS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO DC-MTD-6
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Urban Coalition

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  • Publication Date: 1970-9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1982 12:00AM