CHANGING VIEWS OF TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN A TIME OF SCARCITY

The author discusses how views of transportation planning have changed in response to environmental priorities, energy shortages, and fiscal constraints--shifting from an era of monumental public works, to a period of making the most of what we have. He indicates that planning has steadily moved away from its traditional emphasis on physical development, toward a broadening concern for the delivery mechanisms of public service. Over-emphasis on constructing large-scale transportation facilities is being balanced with greater attention on how well facilities work. He concludes that this new concern for short-range planning, and for related operational, organizational, and financial aspect, is a desirable development.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published in Urban Transportation Perspectives and Prospects.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Newcastle University, Australia

    Department of Community Programmes
    Newcastle, New South Wales 2308,   Australia 

    Eno Transportation Foundation

    P.O. Box 2055, Saugatuck Station
    Westport, CT  United States  06880-0055
  • Authors:
    • Black, A
  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Accession Number: 00399690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 987
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM