Transportation plans and economic development plans for regional development are postulated with the presumption that the resulting pattern of land uses and activities resulting therefrom are mutually supportive. A study of rural regions in Iowa relating urban development goals to transportation policy and programs had resulted in a method of quantifying the regional distribution of transportation accessibility and the regional distribution of economic activity. Comparing the distribution of manufacturing activity with the distribution of retail activity provides a socioeconomic structuring of rural regions. This structuring of regions can then be compared to the distribution of transportation accessibility within regions and among regions to assess the consistency of the respective development planning. The analysis methodology has implied application beyond the study locations.

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  • Accession Number: 00148435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE #12126
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM