TRANSPORTATION AND THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

This is a joint US-USSR report on the rational relationship between automobile and public transit development. It was developed by the US-USSR Urban Transportation Team, under a 1972 agreement on cooperation in the field of environmental protection. The US sponsors are the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Soviet sponsors are the State Committee on Civil Engineering and Architecture (Gosstroy) and the Central Scientific Research and Design Institute (Gosgrazhdanstroy). The report notes the great difference between the urban trips mixture of automobile and public transit in the two nations. In the US, 90 percent of the urban trips are made by car and 10 percent by public transit. In the Soviet Union, the mixture is 90 percent public transit and only 10 percent car use. The report concludes that despite these significant differences, the continued development and improvement of public transport systems is an important element in preserving the urban environment in both the US and Soviet Union. The joint report is divided into two major sections, one by the US members of the project, the other by the Soviet members, together with joint conclusions. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A Joint Report of the U.S./U.S.S.R. Urban Transportation Team under the "Agreement of Cooperation in the Field of Environment Protection." Sponsored in the United States by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transportation

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  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 185 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188216
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1981 12:00AM