THE CHANGING CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PROGRAM

The era of limited financial resources has caused California to change the emphasis of its highway programs from long-range expansion programs toward short-range maintenance and rehabilitation programs. This change has created the need to reorganize, reduce staff, abandon planned freeway routes, sell surplus rights-of-way, scale down project designs, and develop a new study of needs. A 6-year highway program based on short-range, cost-effective solutions to current highway problems was recently developed. The federal government provides nearly half of the money in California's highway program. Federal dominance of capital improvement programs has reduced the states' ability to address priority needs; California, therefore, continues to press for greater program flexibility and reduced federal involvement. The purpose of this paper is to describe the impacts on California's highway program of changing financial support and changing federal program emphasis, as well as that effect of environmental concerns. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 23-27
  • Monograph Title: Elements in the transportation planning and programming process in the public forum
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026830
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM