LINKAGES BETWEEN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Transportation investments have in the past been among society's most important contributors to environmental improvement, but today transportation programs and projects are more often of concern as sources of major environmental problems. Over the past 30 years, since the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the first Clean Air Act Amendments, the relationship between transportation planning and environmental policy making has continuously become more complex and problematic. This paper briefly examines several trends and emerging themes in urban and regional transportation planning. The emphasis here is on breadth instead of depth, and each theme is offered as a subject for elaboration and consideration at the conference workshops. For emphasis, and as a resource for easy reference for use in the workshop sessions, recommendations for planners and policy makers follow each theme.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 102-112
  • Monograph Title: REFOCUSING TRANSPORTATION PLANNING FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. PROCEEDINGS OF TWO CONFERENCES: WASHINGTON, D.C., FEBRUARY 7-10, 1999 AND IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, APRIL 25-28, 1999
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00795242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309071232
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM