URBAN FREEWAYS AND THE INTERSTATE SYSTEM

This 3-part review and evaluatory report sets forth certain relevant information about the traditional elements of the federal highway program, the development of urban freeways in the U.S., and the employment of highway-user taxes as a way of financing highway construction. The second part of the report depicts the legal framework within which the Interstate program operates. It also presents a structured description of the Interstate Program and traces its progress from the 1930's to the present. The evaluation of the program deals with its financing, the utilization of the Trust Fund device, and the recognition of the program's system character. The last section of the report is concerned exclusively with Urban Interstates. The traffic purposes are elucidated which the sponsors of the Urban Interstates perceived they would satisfy. The report then proceeds to give appropriate recognition to the indictment against the Urban Interstates, explores certain general issues which the indictment raises, and then focusses on its most salient counts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

    School of Policy, Planning and Development
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90089-0626
  • Authors:
    • Schwartz, G T
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 406-51
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM