URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND REVITALIZATION: THE ROLE OF FEDERAL AND STATE TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES. FINAL REPORT

The purpose of this research is to examine the role that state transportation agencies have in urban development decision, identify the sources of leverage that these agencies have for influencing public/private decisions on urban development, suggest potential roles for state transportation agencies in urban revitalization, and recommend actions that federal agencies could take to encourage a more active relationship between transportation and urban development. This report examines the role of federal and state transportation agencies in encouraging urban revitalization. The urban development strategies in Massachusetts and Michigan were used as case studies to examine the role of transportation agencies in the overall process. Five categories of levers that state transportation agencies could use to direct development toward urban centers included: 1) reviewing project planning; 2) funding studies; 3) granting of permits; 4) influencing project planning process; and 5) providing facilities and services. It was found in both states that there was no overall policy direction for the use of these levers. This research report recommends steps to be taken by state transportation agencies to establish this policy guidance. This research report also identifies six sources of leverage at the federal level, namely: 1) articulation of federal policy; 2) creation of new programs; 3) influence in the planning process; 4) project evaluation; 5) establishment of priorities; and 6) use of research initiatives. Specific recommendations are made for each case. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Meyer, M D
    • GAKENHEIMER, R
    • Haven, P
    • Hemily, B
    • Ziering, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 313 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334283
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-11-0033-81-2Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM