FHWA AND UMTA CONTRIBUTE TO THE NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION ACTION PLAN

The Federal Highway and Urban Mass Transportation Administrations are emphasising low cost improvements in urban transportation. This means full use of existing facilities and reduced urban congestion. These projects are the basis for the FHWA-UMTA action plan for energy conservation. The plan has three parts; encouragement by local authorities by immediate development of carpool transit and taxi services. The second part is aimed to continue annual preparation of short range multiyear transportation programs containing DOT funded projects. The third part involves development of ways to provide funding and other incentives. Optimizing the use of existing urban transportation can be done by applying traffic management techniques to person trips on the transportation system, encouraging the use of buses on freeways, providing downtown parking strategies and making street improvements. FHWA and UMTA funds are available. Programs have shown progress, some examples are the exclusive bus lane on Shirley Highway in Virginia and contraflow lanes on 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel in New Jersey.

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  • Accession Number: 00084299
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1981 12:00AM