A COMPREHENSIVE POLICY TO AMELIORATE ADVERSE IMPACTS OF TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES

Transportation facilities impose numerous adverse economic, social and environmental impacts on surrounding communities. These adverse impacts significantly detract from the overall positive effects of such facilities. A number of initiatives have been developed which help ameliorate adverse transportation impacts at the source, and through facility location and design. There are, however, additional outside the right-of-way measures which might be taken to reduce adverse impacts. In this report, the available alternatives for outside the right-of-way action are reviewed, and a package of viable program techniques including noise regulation, grants in aid, and untied compensation is proposed. Draft legislation is outlined which makes provision for: (1) Acquisition of land or development rights in land outside the right-of-way, (2) construction of berms and sound-absorbing barriers, (3) sound-proofing of private and public structures, (4) short-term loans to municipalities and small businesses financially impacted, and (5) cash compensation to homeowners suffering property value losses.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-247 824.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Urban Systems Research & Engineering, Incorporated

    1033 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02138

    Office of Environment, Safety and Consumer Affairs

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Blackburn, A J
    • Oster, S
    • Oksman, C
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 138 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093634
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT/OS-40058-5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40058
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1981 12:00AM