TRANSPORTATION PLANS: WASHINGTON'S NEXT STEPS

STEPS ARE DETAILED THAT PLANNERS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA WILL HAVE TO TAKE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE ESTIMATED 3,000,000 PEOPLE WHO WILL LIVE THERE BY 1980. A FOUR-YEAR STUDY HAS PROPOSED RAPID RAIL TRAIN AND EXPRESS BUS TRANSIT SYSTEMS. THERE IS A NEED FOR ONE BILLION DOLLARS OF NEW MONEY, ABOUT ONE-HALF FOR HIGHWAYS AND ONE-HALF FOR EXPRESS TRANSIT. AN ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO ESTABLISH AN INTERSTATE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATING AGENCY BY MEANS OF A COMPACT BETWEEN MARYLAND, VIRGINIA, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. UNTIL THIS AGENCY IS ESTABLISHED, THERE WILL HAVE TO BE A CONTINUING TRANSPORTATION BODY TO MAKE A THOROUGH STUDY OF SYSTEM DETAILS AND TO UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEX ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

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  • Accession Number: 00200241
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 12 1994 12:00AM