Traffic Congestion: Issues and Options, June 26-27, 2003, Washington, D.C. - A Conference Summary

With a focus on the policy issues relevant to the upcoming Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) reauthorization, the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) organized a conference on Traffic Congestion: Issues and Options in Washington, D.C. on June 26 - 27, 2003 to assess the severity of the congestion problem, to discuss its causes and consequences, and to explore feasible technical, institutional, and policy strategies for mitigating congestion. The conference brought together transportation agency and industry leaders, policymakers, opinion leaders, practitioners, and researchers to debate how congestion and its impacts may be quantified most accurately, and what congestion related goals are realistic: reducing congestion, emphasizing increased reliability over increased speeds, simply preventing worsening of congestion, or simply learning to live with it. This report summarizes the conference. The ten session titles include: 1. Understanding Traffic Congestion; 2. Addressing Congestion with Capacity Improvements; 3. The Federal Role in Addressing Traffic Congestion; 4. Improving Goods Movement in Congested Areas; 5. Using New Technologies and Information to Better Manage Multimodal Traffic Flow; 6. Views from Capitol Hill on Traffic Congestion and TEA-21 Reauthorization; 7. The Roles of Land Use Planning and Improved Public Transit in Relieving Congestion; 8. Traffic Congestion and Air Quality; 9. The Prospects for Market-Oriented Solutions to Congestion; and 10. Synthesis.


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  • Accession Number: 01042421
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2007 2:31PM