Chicago Urban Transportation Planning

by Harold E. Nelson, (F.ASCE), Executive Dir.; Chicago Urban Transportation Dist., Chicago, Ill.,
William L. Barnes, (F.ASCE), Manager of Design and Construction; Chicago Urban Transportation Dist., Chicago, Ill.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Urban Planning and Development Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 53-67

Document Type: Journal Paper


The Central Area of Chicago presents a unique opportunity to carry out a carefully planned rapid transit system. The Chicago Urban Transportation District — formed to design and construct the Central Area Transit Project — subscribes to sound land-use policies and is actively working with the City and the private sector to encourage development of land areas adjacent to the proposed transit facilities to their highest and best use. In 1975, partially in response to the need to update the original transit plan, especially in the areas of land use and travel behavior and patterns, the District began a project specific transit planning effort called the Transportation Engineering Program (TEP). The TEP provides assistance in staging and sequencing the Core System, planning, and close coordination with other transportation planning.

Subject Headings: Land use | Urban development | Rapid transit systems | Transportation management | Travel patterns | Building design | Private sector | Engineering education | Chicago | Illinois | United States

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