NARRATIVE REPORT: RHODE ISLAND TRANSPORTATION NEEDS STUDY 1970-1990

DETAILED DISCUSSION AND DOCUMENTATION OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS ESTIMATES, PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS, STANDARDS AND OBJECTIVES OF THE 1972 NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION NEEDS STUDY APPEAR HEREIN. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES THE DATA AND COORDINATED PLANNING EFFORTS OF THE STATE AND LOCAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCIES AND PRIVATE INTERESTS INVOLVED. THE HIGHWAY TRANSIT AND AIRPORT SEGMENTS OF THE STATE GUIDE PLAN SERVED AS A BASIS FOR THE NEEDS ESTIMATES. THESE ESTIMATES, CATEGORIZED UNDER INTERSTATE, LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS, TOPICS, HIGHWAYS AND URBAN EXTENSIONS, PUBLIC TRANSIT, AIRPORTS, AND OTHER INTERCITY TERMINALS, TOTAL $1.54 BILLION FOR THE PERIOD JANUARY 1, 1970-JANUARY 1, 1990. LOCAL STREETS AND ROADS, AND HIGHWAY AND URBAN EXTENSIONS ACCOUNT FOR APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THIS TOTAL. THE BASES USED IN DETERMINING PRIORITIES OF NEED ARE BRIEFLY NOTED FOR THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES. A BREAKDOWN OF TRANSPORTATION NEEDS WAS ACCOMPLISHED UNDER ALTERNATES I (LOW FUNDS), II (HIGH FUNDS), AND III (OPTINAL HIGH FUNDS) OF THE 1974-1978 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS. OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS CONSIDERED, THE ALTERNATE III PROGRAM SATISFIED THE MOST NEEDS FOR A GIVEN AMOUNT OF 1969 FEDERAL AID DOLLARS. THIS IS SO BECAUSE (1) A STANDARD 2/3 TO 1/3 FEDERAL AID TO STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS RATIO WAS USED THROUGHOUT; (2) FEDERAL AID SURPLUS FUNDS IN ONE CATEGORY COULD BE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER WITH A DEFICIT; AND (3) FEDERAL AID FUNDS COULD BE APPLIED TO CATEGORIES NOT ELIGIBLE UNDER PREVIOUS PROGRAMS. IN ADDITION, PROGRESS IS BEING MADE IN THE STATE'S TRANSPORTATION PROCESS. A 1971 O & D STUDY IS CURRENTLY BEING CONDUCTED; A STATE AIRPORT SYSTEMS PLAN IS NEARING COMPLETION; AND THE UPDATING OF EXISTING TRAVEL FORECASTING MODELS IS UNDERWAY. IT IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THIS PROGRAM TO PRODUCE AND MAINTAIN COMPREHENSIVE AND COORDINATED PLANS FOR EACH OF THE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS OUTLINED, WITH PROPER EMPHASIS GIVEN TO EACH MODE.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ri Statewide Planning Program

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  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00200528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1982 12:00AM