ISSUE-ORIENTED APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ANALYSIS

An approach for better organization of significant portions of the urban transportation planning process is presented. A corridor- planning project from the Dallas-Fort Worth region in the form of an environmental impact analysis for a proposed urban tracked air-cushion vehicle facility is used as a case study. The issue-oriented approach is built on 3 broad concepts. First, the early identification and analysis of major impact issues in relation to regional or local goals and objectives should be a major element on which transportation planning studies are structured. Second, the planning and evaluation process should be phased, and each successive phase or cycle should address additional, more detailed service and impact variables, but for a smaller number of alternatives. Third, required environmental impact statements should be viewed as a reorganization of the results of environmental impact analyses already well integrated in the planning process.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-14
  • Monograph Title: Social, economic and environmental implications in transportation planning
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141403
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024978
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1981 12:00AM