HISTORIC PRESERVATION OF TRANSPORTATION-RELATED STRUCTURES

This report describes the background of a conference session and sumamrizes the presentations of the speakers who participated in the session. The session grew out of the efforts of a Task Force on Historic Preservation of Transportation Related Structures which was created in early 1977 by the Committee on Social, Economic, and Environmental Factors of Transportation. The principle aim of the Task Force is to study major aspects of the preservation of historic transportation-related structures. The Task Force is concerned with 1. the nature and extent of the laws, regulations, policies, and procedures prescribed by all public and quasipublic agencies governing the preservation of transportation-related structures and examples of their successful application; 2. criteria for the selection of sites, facilities, structures, etc. that have sufficient historical or cultural value to warrant preservation consideration in the face of development that would seriously endanger or eliminate them; 3. information that will facilitate the assessment of equitable trade-offs between preservation and transportation interests, especially for public officials having decision making authority in situations involving historic preservation; and 4. awareness of the legitimacy of values that relate to both preservation of historically important structures and maintenance of safe and adequate transportation systems at reasonable cost. /Author/

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  • Accession Number: 00194743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM