Future Challenges for the Municipal Engineer

by Andrew V. Plummer, Chicago Area Transportation Study, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


This paper acknowledges the role of the municipal engineer as constantly evolving and with even more changes in the future. Factors influencing these changes are the federal deficit, the lack of a national focus and an increase in spending for national defense, along with other programs, and increased suburban congestion. These changes will involve challenges for the municipal street engineer in implementing policies and facilities that provide mobility, in the enhancement of needed funding for those facilities and in establishing a regional community.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Suburbs | Streets | Local government | Financing | Infrastructure

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