After nearly five years, the impact of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) in creating more coordinated national transportation planning, including mass transit, has been less than dramatic. A complex piece of legislation, ISTEA attempts to solve social and environmental problems associated with transportation as well as build roads and transit systems. Under ISTEA, increased mobility is no longer the sole criterion for making a transportation decision. The act acknowledges that how we move people and goods from place to place has a great role in shaping our social and physical environment. Under ISTEA, transportation planners must consider issues such as land use, traffic congestion and air and water quality. The article provides an assessment of what ISTEA has accomplished and what prospects the future holds.

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    PTN Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Imhoff, M
  • Publication Date: 1996-2


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  • Accession Number: 00716404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1996 12:00AM