This study investigated methods for predicting the dislocation consequences of alternative highway route and design proposals. It also assessed existing compensation practices in light of significant consequences. Data for these purposes were primarily derived from two household surveys before and after relocation. Interviews were conducted at six sites that represented a variety of project characteristics and geographic regions. The study found that specific dislocation consequences of alternative route and design proposals cannot be accurately predicted using data concerning the characteristics of the displaced households, the communities, or the projects. Compensation practices and relocation procedures have more effect on the nature and extent of changes incurred by those relocated than do demographic or geographic characteristics. Thus, current compensation practices, do not discriminate for or against any particular population subgroup. However, the elderly are more likely to be in a worse position after the move than others due to essentially noncompensable factors rather than compensation practices. Therefore, planning procedures to avoid disrupting large concentrations of the elderly are required. The study concluded that, although the relocation process works well for many persons, certain improvements are still required. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 20-28
  • Monograph Title: Local and regional development and transportation needs
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  • Accession Number: 00302415
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029635
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM