MAKING FUTURE TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS: INTERMODAL PLANNING NEEDED
Intermodal planning is an examination of interactions and relative costs and benefits between competing and complementary transportation modes. Through intermodal planning, significant savings can be realized in the areas of freight movements and urban passenger travel. To promote intermodal planning by State and local transportation agencies, the Secretary of Transportation should seek (1) congressional legislation to consolidate Federal airport, highway, railroad, and transit planning grants into a block grant for all transportation planning and (2) merge the Department of Transportation's modal planning staffs into a single, all-mode unit.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20548
- Publication Date: 1978-3-16
- Pagination: 26 p.
- TRT Terms: Air transportation; Benefit cost analysis; Competition; Federal government; Freight transportation; Grant aid; Highway transportation; Intermodal transportation; Local government; Passengers; State government; Transportation departments; Transportation modes; Transportation planning; Transportation policy; Urban areas; Urban transportation
- Identifier Terms: U.S. Department of Transportation
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Cargo transportation; National transportation policies
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Aviation; Freight Transportation; Highways; Passenger Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Public Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00176160
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-78-74 Cong Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 14 1981 12:00AM