Nonpoint Source Pollution Control & Land Use
Nonpoint source pollution control requires dealing with city, suburban and rural activities, and controlling pollution either at source, by detention basin quality control or by treatment...

Problem Identification Phase in Transportation System Management
This paper describes a diagnostic management tool - procedure PITS (Problem Identification in Transportation Systems) which classifies and priorities groups of the deficiencies, thus facilitating...

Microcomputer Model for Estimating LOS on Urban and Suburban Arterials
In the 1985 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM) [1], level of service (LOS) designation for urban and suburban arterials is predicted on the average travel speed by section and for the entire...

Phoenix Flood Hydrology for Price Expressway
Recently HDR Engineering, Inc. (HDR) completed a study of the off-site stormwater volumes and peak flow rates for the Price Expressway and Santan Freeway in suburban Phoenix. HDR is the...

Upgrading Antique Sewers
In a $35 million, four-year program, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) completely restructed the pumping system serving the sewers under East Boston, Chelsea, Revere and...

Suburban Superfund
Discovery of methane seeping into houses at a new development near Newark, Del. set off investigations that eventually led to the U.S. EPA declaring the site eligible for Superund cleanup...

People Movers in Suburban High Activity Centers

Sewage Plant Engineered for Value
The Camden County (NJ) Municipal Utilities Authority was formed in 1972 to cope with suburban growth that had overloaded 34 primary treatment plants. By the early 1990s, the Authority...

Traffic Jams on Main Street
Traffic congestion in suburban areas has become a leading public concern prompting a renewed search for transportation and land use strategies to help relieve congestion. Causes of traffic...

Future Challenges for the Municipal Engineer
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...

An Essential Municipal Tool—The Residential Street Guide
This paper presents the residential street design guide. The purpose in presenting residential street design considerations is to call attention to a broad range of factors which should...

Crunch Time for Airport Engineering
Airlines are attracting more passengers, but few new airports are being built. Existing airports are facing problems caused by this added load. One growing burden is aircraft noise at...

The Impact of Suburbanization on an Urban River
A case study of the impacts of suburbanization on the water quality of an urban river was completed to detail the various impacts of suburbanization on the culture, economy and environment...

Building Constructed Up and Down at Once
The One Westwood Building, now going up in Los Angeles' suburban Westwood, is being built up and down from ground level simultaneously. The key was a slurry wall surrounding...

Activity Center Development Impact Analysis
A flexible microcomputer spreadsheet analysis method is described for analyzing area-wide and localized impacts of new development in urban or suburban activity centers. The analysis approach...

Public and Private Sector Strategies to Deal with Urban and Suburban Congestion
Urban transportation congestion both in the case of our cities and in many of our suburbs, has exceeded tolerable limits in many parts of the nation. Public agencies operate under very...

Inspection Costs Versus the Benefits Derived
The following text describes the experiences of a small suburban municipality located in Middle Tennessee before, during and after a five-year program of comprehensive inspection and testing...

Site Impact of New Developments
Traffic studies which relate to specific development projects and their impacts are becoming a major part of transportation planning practice. Rapid suburbanization of development has...

Data Base in Your City's Future?
The city of Bellevue, Wash. computerized its public works maps in 1979 because Bellevue was using the county's maps, and their updating wasn't keeping up with...

Slurry Walls Protect Harvard Square
Harvard Square Station, Cambridge, Mass., had to be rebuilt when Boston's Red Line Subway was extended further out to the suburbs. For the first time, tied back slurry walls...

 

 

 

 

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