SOME SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS DURING AN ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS RELATED TO A HIGHWAY ACTIVITY

This paper discusses the nonuser economic and social environmental impacts of a highway activity on communities, groups, and individuals - impacts which have been emphasized in recent legislation. It examines employment, tax and property value impacts, and social impacts. There may be both positive and negative effects, varying in degree and intensity in the areas of employment, taxes, and property values. The social impact of a highway activity on communities, life styles, individuals, and groups also varies. To alleviate any negative economic and social environmental impacts, the author suggests that meaningful communication with the community which is to be affected begin as early as possible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Remarks before 2nd Annual Meeting, Atlantic Economic Society, September 1974. Reprint requests may be directed to the author at U.S. Department of Transportation (Washington, D.C. 20590)
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Wallerstein, L B
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097658
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM