COPING WITH REALITY: TRANSPORTATION PLANNING IN THE 1980'S

The speaker prefaced a discussion about transportation planning in the 1980's with a profile of transportation systems and community dynamics experienced since the 1950's. He then examined the federal role and emerging state and local roles in that regard. He concluded by saying the major goal for the 1980's should be to achieve cost efficient, energy efficient, high urban density by directing the stream of new growth into infill areas." However, he urged that this goal must be achieved gradually and realistically because of the attachment most Americans have to their automobiles, resulting from the pattern of suburban scatteration that began over two decades ago.

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  • Accession Number: 00193396
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1981 12:00AM