FULL COMPENSATION IN URBAN ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION: A NECESSARY AND PRACTICAL OBJECTIVE

FOR THERE TO BE FULL COMPENSATION TO ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS, ALL COSTS AND BENEFITS MUST BE DISAGREGATED AND DISTRIBUTED ACCURATELY BY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION, BY SOCIAL CLASS, AND OVER TIME. FULL COMPENSATION FOR PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS NOT DISPLACED, BUT DISRUPTED, CANNOT NOW BE FUNDED BY FEDERAL OR STATE HIGHWAY BUILDING PROGRAMS. VOIDS IN EXISTING KNOWLEDGE OF IMPACT SHOULD BE FILLED BY (A) RESEARCH IN SPECIFIC PROBLEMS THAT MIGHT BE CALLED "CONSEQUENTIAL" RESEARCH, (B) RESEARCH IN HOW COMMUNITIES (URBAN REGIONAL SUBAREAS) FUNCTION, AND WHAT THE EFFECT OF CHANGE IS ON MEMBERS OF COMMUNITIES, (C) RESEARCH IN REGIONAL FUNCTION AND CHANGE, IN PARTICULAR, IN DIFFERENTIAL EFFECTS OF ACCESSIBILITY, AND (D) ACCURATE RECORDS KEEPING ON THE IMPACT OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION. HELPFUL LEGISLATION INCLUDES (A) CREATION OF AN IMPACT ZONE WITHIN WHICH "NEGOTIATED TAKINGS" ARE PERMISSIBLE; (B) PAYMENT OF "CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES" FOR SPECIFIED TAKINGS, PARTICULARLY IN THE IMPACT ZONE; (C) INVESTMENT OF MODES COSTS IN THE HEALING OF THE ROADWAY-COMMUNITY EDGES; (D) A REQUIREMENT THAT SCARCE RESOURCES BE REPLACED IN KIND; (E) PROVISION OF COMMUNITY PLANNING MONEY AS PART OF THE HIGHWAY LOCATION AND DESIGN PROCESS; AND (F) DISTRIBUTION OF THE MAJOR SHARE OF HIGHWAY TRUST FUND MONEYS DIRECTLY TO THE STATES AND DIRECTLY TO THE MAJOR STANDARD METROPOLITAN AREAS THAT GENERATE THEM, WITH WIDE DISCRETIONARY POWERS IN THE ALLOCATION OF THOSE FUNDS, PARTICULARLY THE LOCAL MATCHING SHARES. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-11
  • Monograph Title: Planning transportation systems
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  • Accession Number: 00202238
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM