Comments are made on 3 papers which describe Japanese experience with highway noise and noise abatement measures, and French experience in financing transportation systems as well as transportation planning. Japanese experience indicates that relative to the total cost of the facilities, the costs involved in restricting or reducing the noise level to an acceptable figure would not be considered a great addition. Comments are made on the financing of transportation systems by taxes on the employers as French cities do. The importance is emphasized of viewing transporting in total and finding a means of measuring its quality. Comment is made on U.K.'s Land Compensation Act of 1973, and it is observed that the U.K., Japan and France have acted faster than the U.S. with regard to environmental effects of transportation. This fact is a reflection of the centralization of governmental authority in these countries. It is not envisaged that land use planning is going to play as significant a role in the U.S. Comment is also made on U.S. Airport Noise Policy.

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    • Holmes, Edward
    • Blackburn, Anthony J
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  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Pagination: pp 20-22
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and land use planning abroad
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  • Accession Number: 00139633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 17 1976 12:00AM