National Urban Transportation Planning Trends and Implicationsby Gary E. Maring, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Highway Planning, Washington, DC, USA,
Abstract: This paper explores urban transportation planning, program, and policy trends of the 1980s. Legislative and regulatory changes are also addressed. Among the planning trends discussed are the focus on shorter range improvements and an emphasis on financial analysis, cost-effectiveness, and priority setting. Private sector involvement is also addressed. Recent trends in the national condition and performance of both the highway and transit systems are analyzed. State and local performance monitoring is also reviewed. The paper assesses these urban planning trends along with system condition and performance information and presents concluding observations.
Subject Headings: Urban development | Private sector | System analysis | Traffic surveys | Transport rates | Transportation networks | Legislation
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