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  United States  02138

    Office of Environment, Safety and Consumer Affairs

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  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