CURRENT GOVERNMENTAL POLICIES

THE ROLE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS DISCUSSED IN ENCOURAGING JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE-USE PROJECTS. THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ACT OF 1968 REQUIRES STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS TO CERTIFY IF THEY HAVE GIVEN CONSIDERATION NOT ONLY TO THE ECONOMICS OF THE HIGHWAY'S LOCATION BUT ALSO TO THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND THEIR CONSISTENCY WITH COMMUNITY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES. THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS CONSIDERS THE JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE-USE CONCEPT A MAJOR COMPONENT IN COMPREHENSIVE INVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS. THE CONCEPTS ARE NOT LIMITED TO URBAN USE AND THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS IS INTERESTED IN ENCOURAGING RURAL APPLICATIONS OF THESE CONCEPTS. IT IS POINTED OUT THAT IT MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL FOR THE STATES TO CREATE A PUBLIC OR EVEN PRIVATE CORPORATION TO ACQUIRE AND ASSEMBLE THE NECESSARY LAND INVOLVED IN A JOINT DEVELOPMENT PROJECT. THE BUREAU OF PUBLIC ROADS WILL BE ISSUING PROCEDURES PERMITTING FEDERAL PARTICIPATION IN BASIC SITE DEVELOPMENT COSTS FOR JOINT USE PROJECTS ON RIGHTS-OF-WAY, SUCH AS PARKS, RECREATIONAL AREAS, AND PARKING LOTS. THE CONCEPTS OF JOINT DEVELOPMENT AND MULTIPLE USE ARE ENDORSED, BUT IT IS POINTED OUT THAT UNDER CURRENTLY ACCEPTED CONCEPTS OF FINANCE HIGHWAY FUNDS CANNOT APPROPRIATELY BE USED FOR OTHER THAN HIGHWAY PURPOSES.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 144-160
  • Monograph Title: Joint development and multiple use of transportation rights-of-way; proceedings of a conference held November 14-15, 1968, Washington, DC
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201679
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 25 1994 12:00AM