TRAVEL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES THROUGH 1985 - AN EXTRAPOLATION OF PAST TRENDS

During the next decade, traffic volumes are projected to continue increasing significantly, with about a 39 percent increase in overall traffic levels. The use of public transportation, presently 8 percent of the region's travel, is projected to increase about 13 percent. Both of these estimates are consistent with recent trends. Within the region, major variations in traffic increases are projected. The largest increases are projected for radial roads outside of the Beltway and on cross-county highways. As traffic levels increase, peak traffic congestion will deteriorate. The amount of congestion depends on the particular corridor in question. Though congestion is projected to increase, pollutants emitted and gasoline consumed by autos will most likely decrease below today's levels because of federal mandates on new car sales.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC., Maryland Dept. of Transportation, Baltimore, and Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Regional Planning Council

    701 Saint Paul Street
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21202

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Maryland Department of Transportation

    Baltimore Washington International Airport, P.O. Box 8755
    Baltimore, MD  USA  21240

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Goodman, C R
    • Mordecai, J M
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BTL/RPC-76/003
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1981 12:00AM