This paper explores the impact of transportation technologies on the social and economic well-being of central city residents and disadvantaged populations. Though members of poor communities have little political power or input into the decision-making process, transportation policy affects them in many ways. The authors demonstrate that the impacts of new projects on the earnings, wealth, health, education, and cultural amenities of disadvantaged residents can be measured, and that transportation project development, finance, and operations can be undertaken in a distribution-conscious way. To estimate one fairly broad impact of IVHS transport policy, the authors use census data for the three case study Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs): Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Portland, Oregon.


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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 125-135

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  • Accession Number: 00713939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1995 12:00AM