Transportation in Regional Plan for 1970s

by John W. Hossack, (F.ASCE), Dir. of Highway Services; Barton-Aschman Assocs., Inc., Engrg. and Planning Consultants, Chicago, IL,
Richard J. Hocking, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc.; Barton-Aschman Assocs., Inc., Engrg. and Planning Consultants, Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Transportation Engineering Journal of ASCE, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 633-649

Document Type: Journal Paper


Regional transportation planning needs will increase in the `70s, but plan implementation will be more difficult. Planners must recognize changing moods and forces affecting society. Regional transportation planning should take new directions or place different emphasis on various aspects of planning. The nature of this change relates to planning methodology and principles. Methodology improvements should include better use of system logic, reallocation of planning funds, increased use of the multidisciplinary approach, and greater used of a goals-objectives planning framework. Improved principles concern planning for integrated transportation systems rather than single mode facilities, positive use of land-use shaping influences of transportation, use of coordinated systems rather than single modal approach to financing and construction of improvements, and applying new transportation hardware or technology.

Subject Headings: Frames | Integrated systems | Land use | Financing | Construction management

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