POLITICAL FACTORS AND ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCING OF URBAN TRANSPORTATION

RESEARCH WAS DISCUSSED AFFECTING THE WAYS AND EXTENT TO WHICH EXISTING LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT DO OR SHOULD PARTICIPATE IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCING OF METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION. RELEVANT WORKING PROCEDURES AND TECHNIQUES WHICH WILL ACHIEVE OPTIMUM CONDITIONS FROM SUCH GOVERNMENTAL INTERACTION ARE DISCUSSED. THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM EMPHASIZES AND UNDERLINES THE DIFFICULTIES ARISING FROM COMPLEX URBAN PATTERNS THAT CHARACTERIZE METROPOLITAN AREAS. THE METROPOLITAN AREA IS COMPLICATED BY THE TYPICAL POLITICAL ORGANIZATION WHICH IS A COMPLEX AND CONFUSED PATTERN OF CITY, COUNTY, TOWN, TOWNSHIP AND SPECIAL DISTRICT GOVERNMENT, HAVING VARIED KINDS AND DEGREES OF JURISDICTION AUTONOMY. NECESSARY RESEARCH IS FELT TO EMBODY THE FOLLOWING: (1) INTERGOVERNMENTAL MECHANISMS, (2) DECISION MAKING ARRANGEMENTS, (3) METHODS OF COMMUNICATION, (4) COMPARISON OF RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESOURCES, (5) PRIVATE PLANNING, (6) PUBLIC WORKS PROGRAM, (7) METROPOLITAN PLANNING AGENCIES, AND (8) LAND USE CONTROLS. IT IS FELT THAT PROPER CONTROLS, PROPERLY ADMINISTERED CAN PROTECT THE PUBLIC INVESTMENT IN HIGHWAYS BY PREVENTING IMPAIRMENT OF HIGHWAY CAPACITY DUE TO INTERFERENCE FROM LAND DEVELOPMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • pp 51-56
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Research Board (HRB)

    Washington, DC   
  • Authors:
    • Gulick, Luther H
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1962-1

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  • Accession Number: 00201705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1994 12:00AM