TRANSPORTATION POLICY IN THE EIGHTIES

Urban transportation policy during the nineteen seventies has been characterized by attempts to deal with four major problems: the minimization of environmental impacts of transport investments, the alleviation of inequities in mobility, and financial burdens imposed upon some groups by earlier investments in capital intensive highway networks, the accommodation of demands for public participation in transport decision-making, and the precipitous rise of public transit operating costs. Examples are given of policies which have been pursued in attempting to solve each of these problems. It is shown that policies designed to solve one of them have often intensified others.

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Wachs, M
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 103-119
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  • Accession Number: 00167533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1981 12:00AM