At a time when regional transportation policies were already evolving toward more transit and other non-highway approaches, the 1991 passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) reinforced these trends and added some new dimensions to the transportation planning process. ISTEA emphasized the preservation of existing transportation assets over the construction of new facilities. It also provided new support for alternatives to road building by making it possible to use federal funds once tied to highway construction for transit improvements, HOV lanes, bicycle trails, and a variety of techniques to reduce congestion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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    Washington, DC  United States  20002
  • Publication Date: 1995


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 8-11
  • Serial:
    • Region
    • Volume: 35
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1996 12:00AM