Changes in population, population density, and travel patterns, as well as economic changes, in the state-designated transportation planning regions of Iowa from 1950 to 1970 were analyzed in order to determine the validity of the present planning region boundaries. It was found that, as a result of the substitution of manufacturing for farm employment, the rural regions have become less self-contained with inter-regional commuting, and shopping trips more the norm than intra-regional travel for such purposes. It is suggested that rural transportation planning regional boundaries may have to be redrawn in order to avoid the interjurisdictional problems that would arise with the present boundaries.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 51-54
  • Monograph Title: Transportation planning techniques for small communities
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026652
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1982 12:00AM