TRANSPORTATION NEEDS IN DECLINING URBAN AREAS

The speaker expressed concern about the fact that most highway builders and transit operators favor the multi-billion dollar facilities that are proposed in the long-range transportation plans of most older metropolitan areas. He argued that efficiency calls for getting more out of existing system capacity and de-emphasizing new construction. He cited three areas for emphasis in developing an efficient transportation plan: improvement of mobility of the transit dependent population; better use of existing transportation facilities including consideration of street use pricing and ramp metering; and improvement of compensation (incurred by transportation development) for poor cities and poor people.

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  • Accession Number: 00193395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM