Some of the most significant ways in which environmental statutes and concerns have influenced the activities of the Department of Transportation during the past decade are reviewed. It is emphasized that environmental protection is a latecomer in the hierarchy of mandates and concerns that Congress has imposed on the transportation agencies. It has had to be superimposed "upon an existing well-established structure of objectives, constituencies, and institutional arrangements," and this has at times beem a painful process. The two topics dealt with here, among the numerous environmental issues with which the Department of Transportation has been concerned, are implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act and transportation noise. The author has been director of the Office of Environmental Affairs in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.

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    Policy Studies Organization

    University of Illinois, 361 Lincoln Hall
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Authors:
    • Convisser, M
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00451440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM