The interrelationship of changes in regional land development, transportation systems and air quality was explored in a 1972- 1982 time frame. The study assessed the transportation impacts of the interim 1980 households and employment forecasts, assessed the effectiveness of the current Transportation Improvement Program in satisfying demand, and analyzed the transportation-related air quality impacts for 1980. Between 1972 and 1980, the regional employment and households are anticipated to grow by 21 and 18 percent respectively; more than 95 percent of this will occur in the suburbs. The Metrorail System which is scheduled for significant operations in the 1980's will improve job access throught the metropolitan area, particularly in suburban employment centers. Household growth in the suburbs will result in large increases in intrasuburban travel. The need for research in this area is indicated. Urban background concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO) will be at or below standards in 1980. The study concludes that in order to maximize the investment in the regional rail system, the potential for development around Metro stations needs to be encouraged.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1981 12:00AM