DEVELOPING 20/20 VISION FOR THE YEAR 2020

The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) created new rules and regulations for transportation planners and providers that have significantly increased the responsibility for decision-makers in their consideration of where and how to commit resources for transportation investments. Transportation planning and design professionals are beginning to look at the year 2020 as the planning horizon year, and everyone involved in this activity is expecting to exercise 20/20 vision in developing the most cost-effective decision-maker consensus and environmentally acceptable Transportation Plan for the year 2020. The major investment study (MIS) process provides transportation planners with the opportunity to perform micro-transportation planning for corridors in a systematic manner and allows decision-makers of Federal, State, and local governments as well as the general public and stakeholders of many organizations a second chance for 20/20 vision if the target was missed in a specific corridor during the Transportation Plan process for horizon year 2020. The Dallas-Fort Worth Mobility 2010 Plan update for 2020 is discussed as an example.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 59-62
  • Monograph Title: CONFERENCE ON MAJOR INVESTMENT STUDIES IN TRANSPORTATION (MIS)
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1996 12:00AM