Waterfront Planning and Development
These papers were presented at the Waterfront Planning and Development Symposium held in October, 1986 during the Boston ASCE Convention. The Symposium presented an all inclusive picture...

National Urban Transportation Planning Trends and Implications
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...

Institutional Barriers to Private Financing
This paper examines the general question of institutional barriers at federal, state and local levels of government to private participation and financing in urban transportation. He reports...

Use of Private Contracting in Highway Maintenance
Managing the business of highway and bridge maintenance in this country is largely a function of the public sector. As in the private sector, economic realities during the past decade...

TPMs and Their Use: A Case Study
Transit performance measures (TPMs) are useful in identifying transit system deficiencies, which will provide management with opportunities for system modification and improvement. They...

Assessing Infrastructure Alternatives—Atlantic City Style
As with most older American Cities, the originally installed infrastructure was not designed to meet the increased demands of today. Time has seen the creation of many separate but yet...

The Pursuit of Quality: QA/QC
Quality assurance and quality control programs are mandated for many federally-funded construction projects. The private sector is also increasingly requiring such programs. The terms...

Auditors Eye the Environment
Environmental audits are being used by an increasing number of companies, and are providing a substantial new market for environmental engineers. Environmental audits are formal self-appraisals...

Interbasin Transfers of Water in Ogallala States
Water rights to enable a major interbasin transfer can be obtained either through an initial appropriation or by acquiring an existing water right. All unappropriated surface water in...

Coastal Monitoring in Florida
There are numerous erosion control and inlet sand transfer projects, both publicly and privately financed, along eroded or eroding shores throughout the State of Florida. The Florida Department...

Special Management Area Planning in Mississippi's Coastal Zone: The Port Bienville Experience
In Mississippi, the key state agency charged with the responsibility for coastal wetland protection is the Bureau of Marine Resources, a sub-division of the Department of Wildlife Conservation....

State/Local Collaboration for Richardson Bay
Management plans for unique and irreplaceable coastal resources are now common in coastal planning. However, plan and program implementation are still rarely achieved. All too often plans...

Roles of Fishing Ports in Local Areas of Japan
In Japan, the utilization of the sea especially in coastal zone has been increased and this tendency will continue in future, because activities on the coastal zone in local areas will...

Master Plan for Irvine
Irvine, Calif. started 24 years ago with 68,000 acres and a master plan that emphasized controlled development and a mix of public and private enterprise. More than 25,000 acres have been...

City of Pittsburgh Horizontal Elevator Experience: A Unique Application
The City of Pittsburgh is developing a unique and innovative application of horizontal elevator technology for use as downtown people-movers. The paper reviews the horizontal elevator...

Financing and Implementing Special Assessments
On November 1, 1984 Metropolitan Dade County began levying and collecting a special assessment on 700 properties within the service area of the Downtown Component of Metrorail. Based on...

The R.E. in Private Sector Construction
The author relates a private sector construction experience and gives a list of the lessons learned within the project duration, that is, prior to construction start and after construction...

Private Funds, Public Projects
Tapping private sources for public services is not new, though the concept has advanced from traditional contracting for services, which has been around since pre-Revolutionary War days....

Designing Infrastructure User Charge Strategies
The changing environment of public finance is such that greater use of self-funding and financial independence will be required of public facilities and municipal services. Traditionally,...

Wastewater Systems — A Privatization Perspective

 

 

 

 

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