Interurban transportation systems are designed primarily for the purpose of moving people and goods between metropolitan centers. However, the effect of these systems on the nonmetropolitan areas, which they also serve, raises the expectations and sometimes frustrates the hopes of the residents in small urban places. Since current policy trends have placed the transportation planner in the role of serving general social goals, this paper examines some of the resentments of small town residents that have resulted from their previous experiences with the development of the Interstate highway program. So that interurban transportation systems in the future may better serve the areas they affect, three policy proposals are offered to enhance the relation between transportation agencies and small communities: (a) an expanded notion of direct responsibility for the impacts of new facilities; (b) an extension of technical assistance to small communities; and (c) an expanded advisory role that involves greater cooperation among small communities, transportation agencies, and other planning and advisory agencies. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 7-12
  • Monograph Title: Social and economic factors in transportation planning
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  • Accession Number: 00163014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309025966
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM