Case studies of joint-development projects in six states and one Canadian metropolitan area were conducted for the Federal Highway Administration. Land acquisition associated with joint development, the extent to which highway agencies and other public bodies acquire more land than is actually needed for specific facility sitings and the incidence of complementary public and private development projects on the surplus land were evaluated. Examination of the literature showed severe legal, financial, political, and institutional constraints that restrict this form of expanded acquisition and subsequent joint development. At the same time, however, numerous individual projects are being undertaken and somehow circumventing the constraints. The case studies examined over 35 specific projects completed or planned in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, and Nevada and a large number of developments on surplus land of the Toronto subway system. The studies showed situations where the highway or transportation agency was used as an arm of general-purpose local government in undertaking expanded acquisition. Many of the successful examples illustrated special administrative and financial arrangements between local government and the transportation agency for the acquisition and disposition of the land, unique institutional solutions for planning and implementing projects, significant support from public opinion, and a high quality of technical and political leadership. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-39
  • Monograph Title: Predicting and measuring impacts of transportation systems
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  • Accession Number: 00173186
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026601
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 3 1981 12:00AM