These Agencies Get It

Transportation agencies in many part of the United States are working to strengthen their land-use planning connections. This article describes efforts by agencies in Kentucky, New Jersey and Colorado to promote smart growth principles in their transportation projects. In Kentucky, a community-sensitive approach is used to plan highway corridors. In Colorado, a toll parkway was built as part of the Denver metropolitan area's circumferential highway system while ensuring that the parkway would not become a conduit for suburban sprawl. In New Jersey, the state department of transportation has joined with 10 other agencies to support local efforts to revitalize transit-centered downtowns. Several common factors were identified in these successful efforts to integrate transportation and land use. These factors include: vision, leadership, partnerships, public process, technical resources, and implementation tools. The examples in this article highlight how other transportation agencies could use greater coordination with land use to help reduce travel demand and infrastructure investment costs.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 41-45
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 6 2005 10:58PM